This wine displays the hallmark characteristics of Napa Valley Merlot crafted in a classic and food-friendly style. In the glass, the wine is vibrant garnet red in color and has lifted aromatics of red plum, dark cherry and dusty milk chocolate. The fruit on the palate is bright with satsuma plum and red berries. The prominent acid line throughout the palate fits neatly with the mid-weight tannin profile and leads to a finish that has touches of bitter dark chocolate.
Gather up a group of friends, light the fire-pit, and grill up some BBQ pork-ribs. Maybe add some juniper berries and a touch of heat to the glaze.