While plush with notes of superripe red plums and vanilla on the nose and palate, Shinn's Estate Merlot is remarkably complex with shades of dark cocoa powder, purple flowers and a spray of freshly-cut herbs. Sharp acidity and velvety tannins add structure and style.
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: email@example.com