The aromas, flavors and finish are all very generous in this elegant Merlot. Blackberry and cherry are at its core with pleasing hints of crushed violet and cedar. It is impeccably balanced, gaining complexity and spiciness from the Syrah and structure from Cabernet Sauvignon. Its finish is long with a lingering hint of toasty oak.
Wine Spectator: Rich and plush, but nicely structured, with black cherry and toasty vanilla aromas and soft red currant, cedar and spice notes. A touch of herb comes in with the ripe tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2017.