According to Wine Advocate - The 2009 Merlot is a plump, juicy offering balanced with dark red fruit flowers, licorice and spices. It shows attractive inner perfume through to the vinous, energetic finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.
Winemakers Notes - This is an aromatic, inviting wine. This wine is brimming with plum, blackberry and sweet vanilla aromas. The flavors are equally rich black cherry, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of smoke. The tannins are dense, and the finish is supple despite the heft and complexity of the wine overall.