Intensely ripened flavors of black plum and blueberry are accented by notes of spice, graham cracker and smoked nuts in this concentrated Merlot. It's forward and fruity but briskly composed with hints of dark herb and fine bitter tannins that lend a rustic Old-World feel.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org