(1996 Vintage) Tasting Notes: Our 1996 Family Reserve Merlot is a balanced expression of ripe stone fruit with vibrant notes of red cherry and mulberry. These concentrated aromas are complemented with smoky vanilla tones that accentuate the plush feel of its silky palate. The wine lingers in the mouth and echoes the complex marriage of fruit to oak. Quite youthful, this wine promises a long and elegant life. Food Pairings: This elegant wine enhances dishes such as rack of lamb, venison, and roasted duck, sautee...
Wine Advocate(1997 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 126 on Jan-00
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/00
Wine Enthusiast(1997 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast