(From 2012 Vintage) Swirling with layered aromas of fresh red raspberry, blackberry pie and ripe cassis, this deep ruby wine enraptures the senses with fragrant dried violet, gingersnap, dark cocoa and sweet basil impressions. Plush and exuberant, the palate opens with red cherry, juicy boysenberry and red plum fruits that intermingle with hints of cinnamon stick and graham cracker pie crust. The complex array of flavors lasts through the lingering finish, framed by velvety tannins and echoes of cherry cordial and roasted espresso bean.
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