(1996 Vintage) A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the Reserve Merlot undergoes stainless steel fermentation and is aged for nearly two years in French and American oak. Rich and flavorful, the wine's bouquet and palate is layered with notes of spice, black cherry, currant and ripe plum. This Merlot's elegant presentation is accentuated by a persistent, complex finish.
Wine Enthusiast(1996 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator(1996 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/99