This medium to full-bodied wine is a brilliant, dark ruby color. A warm spicy aroma of cedar, red berries, and nutmeg invites you to take a sip. Your mouth will be tantalized by the smooth, ripe fruit flavors of cherries and plums with underlying nuances of herbs and chocolate. A touch of sweet vanilla oak, moderate tannins, and good acidity give this Merlot a velvety texture and lingering aftertaste
In this wine, the Grgich way with balancing acid meets with a dose of very ripe black cherry fruit and the result is a wine whose first aromas are more generous than its palatal impressions and finish...
Critics ChallengeRating: Critics Challenge 2004 Award - As reviewed by Critics Challenge on 05/01/04. Big, not an apperitif merlot, deliciously lush, but needs food