8 Ratings
Smith & Hook Merlot California

Wine Details





Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) This vintage lives up to Smith & Hook's legacy of great Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep ruby, this wonderfully full and expressive Cabernet elicits aromas of plum, cassis, clove and cedar. On the palate, this lush and textured wine expresses dense dark-berry flavors, baking spice and espresso, with dusty tannins, well-developed acidity and a lingering finish. True to its ranch roots, this wine is a great match for red meat. Pair it with an elegant prime rib with rosemary jus, five-spice grilled lamb, or red wine-braised short ribs with herbed polenta.