Harmonious on the nose and palate with ripe black plums and cassis enveloped by a layer of char and smoke. Medium to full bodied with structured acidity, it's a straightforward but sound Merlot with powdery, soft tannins and a tasty black cherry and graham cracker finish.
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