This deep ruby Merlot greets the nose with an inviting mix of ripe fruit and earthy aromas. Juicy black cherry and blackberry flavors mingle with wisps wood shavings. The lush fruit is complemented by hints of tobacco, black licorice and spice. A punch of tannins dances on the tongue, then tapers off, melting to a pleasant finish. Approachable and easy drinking, this Merlot is a good match for medium-weight foods. Pair it with entrees such as seared duck with cherry sauce or meatloaf with buttery mashed potatoes. For a smaller meal, try black bean soup or a roast beef sandwich with cheddar, arugula and red onion.