Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2012 Merlot Alexander Valley possesses a deep ruby/purple-tinged color, and cuts a broad swath across the palate. It has sweet tannin, medium body, and attractive black cherry and blackberry fruit. This supple, well-endowed yet elegant Merlot is best drunk over the next 5-7 years. (Dec 2014)
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~ WINEMAKER'S NOTES
This Merlot is dark garnet red in color. In the glass, the wine has shadings of coconut, light oak, and herbal tea aromas. The palate is filled with fruit forward flavors of delicious ripe cherry and has a lingering finish of soft, herbal tea flavors as a result of the cooler growing season.