Youll first notice a rich, medium Ruby Red color in this Merlot,
with aromas of black cherry, cassis, red licorice, plum and a hint
of sage, balanced with notes from the oak aging, including vanilla,
toffee and toasty oak. The light to medium tannins provide some
heft for the wine, easing into a soft structure that offers a well
balanced wine thats easy to drink. Surprisingly rich flavors of
cherry, vanilla and mocha combine with toasty oak. This is one
of our best vintages of the past few years.
California produces the majority of wine made in the United States. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir dominate the wine production in California, but many other varietials thrive in the California climate. Many fine wines are produced in California using Mediterranean grapes.