Winemakers Notes - With a deep purple core and rim this wines appearance suggests intensity. The aromatics pop with big dark plum, crushed violets and white chocolate. Some black pepper and clove/nutmeg spices are also apparent. This wine is extremely opulent and plush on the palate with flavors of black cherry, tobacco and coffee. Although this is one of the most tannic Merlots we’ve produced the tannins are chalky vs biting and in balance with the beautiful mountain acidity. 14.6% ABV.