Layered with enticing aromas of plum and notes of violet, this full bodied Merlot shows a robust core of black cherry, blackberry, and cola on a seamless finish of fine-grained yet firm tannin. Lovely floral and clover notes arise, with bright berry and cassis fruit just behind. Sleek, detailed and long, this is a terrific value as well...92" WE Editors Choice 9/13
|2008: 90 Points - Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellars: "11
(a Bordeaux blend based on 55% cabernet sauvignon): Bright, deep red with ruby highlights. Complex nose melds raspberry, cherry, crushed stone, mocha and smoke. Suave and intense, with lovely depth and a juicy character to the red berry and mineral flavors. Finishes firmly tannic and long, with excellent grip. Lay this one down."