2004 Gainey Merlot
"In the nose, cinnamon-spiced berries leap from the glass, followed by blackberry essence, subtle earth tones and sweet herb scents. The signature Gainey minerality is also present. Sweet creamy oak, with just a wisp of smoke, caresses the fruit, with beautiful cassis notes emerging on airing to round out the package. On the palate, exuberant flavors of ripe, juicy berries are balanced by ripe tannins, which contribute to the wine's plush texture, and offer structure and depth to the memorable...
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California-Central Coast: 94 (excellent)<br/><br/>Drinkability: drink now<br/>