A dark, ruby/burgundy color, this vintage opens with slightly earthy, right bank Bordeaux style notes that develop into blackberry, black cherry, plum, blood orange, and black olive. This is followed by espresso bean, sandalwood, and licorice spice. Big for Merlot, showing its vineyard pedigree, this wine will benefit from decanting or cellaring. Firm, picture frame tannins restrict size upon opening, but with air become more open knit and broaden the palate. Flavors of ripe cherry, raspberry extract, toasted grains, bitter chocolate, and licorice spice are generous in this ultra concentrated Merlot. The finish is long, bright, and has a subtle hint of spiced orange that lingers for some time.
On rare occasions, a chosen vintage of a wine may sell out or be replaced by a new release after your order is placed. With bottles of wine listed under $15, we will not hold up an order and will simply automatically substitute the wine with the comparable vintage. Please be assured that we will only substitute with a vintage for the same type, varietal and winery.
During extreme weather during the Summer and Winter months we do recommend delaying shipments. We do not like to ship if the weather is above 85 degrees or below 32 degrees. To ensure the safety of your product we do recommend holding the shipment. We will hold in our temperature controlled facility until weather permits.
During Checkout you may Choose the Hold Until Safe and we will ship it once weather conditions are suitable
In this case, we will watch the weather closely and will remove the hold and ship your order as soon as conditions permit. The release dates will vary, and because there is no specified date for delivery, the warehouses will ship it as weather permits. If the Hold Until Safe option is released and your order is shipped, you will receive a shipping notice with the tracking number link.