Gold Medal Winner – Tasters Guild International 2017
Bronze Medal Winner – Livermore Uncorked 2017
With a blue-ish tint typical of the Merlot varietal, the first whiff proves this wine is anything but. Nuances of wild black cherry, dried raspberry, baked blueberries, powdered cocoa, and fig present first, transitioning to dried basil, aniseed, roasted coriander, aged cigar, and a hint of charred brisket. A controlled structure with a vanilla cola spritz usher in supple tannins that coat the palate in the juicy red fruits, and red currant jelly with hints of molasses. The lingering finish elegantly fades into a return of cherries and cream.