Sonoma County Merlot is deep garnet in color with a ruby edge. The nose is a compelling mixture of juniper, dried herb, bright red cherry, black tea leaf, dried orange peel, exotic spices, and notes of vanilla and light toast. On the palate, plush dark bramble, dried blueberry, and dark chocolate are framed by notes of black pepper and cedar. This medium- to full-bodied wine leads to a silky finish.
Enjoy pairing the Merlot with garlic spot prawn and mushroom pizza, cedar-smoked squab with Merlot grape compote, or roasted salmon with wild risotto cake.