We use about 85% French oak with about 15% American oak to give just a touch of that sweet oak impression. This wine was bottled without minimal fining or filtration to retain all its deep fruity characteristics. Blending enhanced the character while preserving the drinkability of this wine. We want our Merlot to show the intense fruity characteristics of the grape; this wine is rich and plump with lush fruitiness and smooth lingering flavors. It showcases plums and black cherries with earthy ce...