This is a well-made, widely likable Merlot made in larger quantities for a reasonable price, savory in refined tannins and vibrant red plum and blueberry. Soft and rich enough to be enjoyed at the table, it finishes with a hint of vanilla and oak.
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Reviews wines from California.
Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010, and reviews the wines of Napa and Sonoma. Boone began her writing career with Lonely Planet travel guides, which eventually led to California-focused wine coverage. She contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat
and Sonoma Magazine
, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.