Robert Parker - "There are 25,000 cases of the 2012 Merlot, a blend of 89% Merlot and the rest small quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. It exhibits loads of chocolaty, berry fruit, silky tannins, medium body, and a lovely, lush texture. Drink it over the next 7-8 years."
Winemakers Notes - "The 2012 Napa Valley Merlot is at once complex and approachable, opening with generous aromas of dark plum and bright red fruit, with enticing hints of clove and cinnamon throughout. Juicy red fruit flavors are effortlessly integrated with notes of caramel and savory spice that contribute depth to the polished palate. Smooth, velvety tannins and a refined texture give this Merlot a distinct level of sophistication while still being very approachable in its early years." 14.1% ABV.