(From 2013 Vintage) Ruby red in color, this wine presents an effusive nose that swirls with layered aromas of fresh red raspberry, black cherry and ripe red plum, enchanting the senses with hints of fragrant dried lavender, cardamom spice and cassis. Sumptuous and elegant, the palate opens with red cherry and juicy blackberry that join with impressions of baking spice and berry cola. The complex array of flavors lasts through the long finish, framed by round tannins and integrated oak.
(From 2011 Vintage) This wine presents a beautiful opaque ruby hue in the glass as well as a bountiful bouquet that matches the intensity of its color. Lush aromas of dark currant and deep black cherry are pleasantly pronounced as they are joined by touches of fresh vanilla bean, graham cracker and toasted cinnamon. The velvety palate opens with flavors of luscious red cherry, cassis and briary blackberry fruit that melt into hints of star anise, ground clove and sweet tobacco leaf and are carried by supple tannins through the lasting finish.
WS 92; big yet graceful style, dense wiht red and black fruits and notes of blackberry, spice, currant and mocha. loamy earth w laced tannins, ending with elegant, graceful presence. drink now thru '25; 6K cases.
Love this wine great solo drinker or pork wine notes of lavender and volcanic soil
Not a merlo fan but this has great ballace and flavor
Howell mountain area Is a favorite.
Smooth soft smoke
Super good wine.
Wine SpectatorRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/05/2012