Tasting Notes - With a bit of coaxing, this youthful Merlot will reveal red cherry jam layered with vanilla crème caramel and spicy cinnamon. On the palate, the wine feels lush and silky with harmonious cherry jam, ripe plum and hints of spearmint flavors. Still a bit grippy on the finish, a quick decant should help, especially if paired with a peppered rib eye steak! This vintage has the power to relax and show its milk chocolate side if you're willing to wait. 86% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petite Sirah, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Syrah. 14.5% ABV.