Appearance: Rich Ruby red intensity with crimson accents.
Aroma: Intense rich dark plum, black cherry, spice, toasty oak, dark chocolate, caramel and ripe blackberry.
Flavor: Elegant and velvety. Rich concentration, black cherry and dark chocolate flavors, soft spice and a rich, long, supple finish.
Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2012 Merlot aged 18 months in oak barrels from an estate with almost unlimited potential to make world-class wines, should they desire. This is an attractive, easygoing wine with lots of black cherries, spice box, a hint of forest floor and underbrush. It is medium-bodied, delicious and best drunk over the next 6-8 years. (Oct 2014)