WS 89 WE 88 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - "Velvety, focused and generous, with black cherry and coffee flavors, hinting at dark chocolate as the finish extends. Drink now through 2017."
According to Wine Enthusiast - Best Buy! - "Dark, chewy fruit flavors of black cherry come with a generous amount of espresso and dark, smoky toast. Highlights of anise and coffee grounds continue into a finish with slightly grainy tannins."
Winemakers Notes - "The Grand Estates Merlot opens with rich aromas of dark cherries and chocolate. Complex flavors of fruit, mocha and caramel are complemented by a smooth, velvety finish. Pairs well with grilled salmon, roast lamb, Asian dishes." 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 13.5% ABV.