Schug Heritage Reserve Merlot 2008
Our Heritage Reserve Merlot is blended in the Bordeaux style, with an addition of Cabernet Sauvignon for complexity. TheMerlot is sourced from the cool Carneros region, where the extremely long growing season allows the fruit to ripen slowly, developing maximum varietal character and depth of flavor while retaining bright acidity. It has a spicy bouquet of lavender and mint, rich deep color and full-bodied flavors of cherry, cassis and chocolate. Try it now with lamb, duck and rich cheeses, or age it for 5 to 7 years.
Wine EnthusiastThis is ripe in cherry and red currant flavors, with a smoky, bacony touch from the charred oak. The mouthfeel is marked by edgy tannins. Drink now.