The 2018 Merlot is a medium bodied wine with an acid backbone to frame out the firm tannin structure. On the nose is plum liqueur and fruitcake giving you the sense of sweetness followed with subtle coconut, and caramel. Drinks well now and will also develop complexity and soften tannin over time. Paired best with dishes like Chicken Marsala, Duck with plum sauce, or BBQ Ribs..
Santa Clara Valley