Intensely ripe aromas of blackberries and cherries are touched with granite and bramble wood on this plush, somewhat sultry Merlot. The palate balances ripeness with crisp sour-cherry acidity and swathes of fresh, green herbs. Medium-bodied in style, it wraps up tightly with a coating of chalky, soft tannins.
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