Ói really love this wine. Soft supple and complex. There is a certain elegance that fits my vision of the perfect merlot: pretty and seductive with a decidedly spicy nose of black cherry cassis and cedar. Very ripe and round almost like a jolly rancher candy. Mouth-filling flavors of plums cherries and wild red berries dominate from start to finish. The burst of juicy acidity paired with soft tannins make this a perfect match for game fowl such as pheasant or duck. My preference is rock cornish game hen if you can catch one!- marty spate winemaker"