There's a thick cloak of tar and darkly toasted oak that dissipates with aeration to reveal ripe, roasted black-fruit flavors in this medium-bodied Merlot. Dense with fruit and hints of dark spice, the palate gets a hit of freshness from vibrant acidity.
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