Merlot, Napa Valley – 2012 –
The wine has a deep black/garnet core with a purple rim. The aromas are of plum, dust, orange zest and vanilla; the wine has an amazing brightness, with the acidity carrying the lingering flavors of cassis, plum, pine and cocoa. The wine is not overly powerful, yet is full of flavor intensity with an astonishingly long, bright and savory finish. Showing exceptional balance, our first estate Merlot is a pleasure to enjoy now and will continue to improve for years to come.