Whispers of leather and granitic soil lend rugged appeal to this slightly savory, subdued Merlot. Bright acidity adds lift and light to the midpalate, accentuating flavors of crisp black cherry and cassis. It's supple and round, yet finishes curt and brisk.
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