(From 2012 Vintage) A sensory overload of ripe fruits and savory garden herbs that overwhelms the nose. Summer plums and sweet cherries create a full entry and even bigger mouthfeel than lingers and languishes with the toasty vanilla from the American oak barrels. Remaining silky and smooth. in texture, the wine finishes with sturdy tannins that wrap up this gift from perfectly.
The long growing season of 1999 delivered grapes from our Clarksburg vineyards full of ripeness and rich in development. The resulting wine is our most distinctive and complex Merlot yet! Aromas of ripe cherries and plums framed in spicy oak compliment this perfectly balanced Merlot. On the palate the abundant fruit is beautifully integrated with the soft, yet ample tannins. Enjoy this wine with a wide range of meals: from pasta with a light red sauce to hearty meat dishes. Pair with grilled la...
Wine Spectator(From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 81/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/99