The bright ruby color and festive nose reminds you of being "home for the holidays." Notes of spice cake and vanilla lead the way to aromas of black cherry, ripe plum and black licorice. On the palate, the wine is well structured and balanced, offering flavors of chocolate with a hint of fine leather. The mouthfeel is full and rich, with exciting tannins ending with a rich finish.
Our Merlot is very food-friendly and pairs well with a wide range dishes from spaghetti to filet mignon. It is also delicious with pork, lamb and casserole dishes with pancetta or mushrooms.
Wine EnthusiastOne of the producer's signature wines, in a region becoming well-known for the variety, this elegant, herbal-tinged wine does not part with the Napa Valley's imprint of boldness in its length and breadth of rich red fruit, clove, vanilla and toasted oak.