Tasting Notes: Best of Class and 97 Points, American Fine Wine Competition; Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Winery notes: "Deep ruby in color, our 2016 Merlot offers fragrant, layered aromas of juicy pomegranate, baking spice, and a hint of cedar. Lush fruits of cherry and blackberry envelop the palate. Soft hints of toasted almond and vanilla culminate with an elegant finish. Delicious now, this Merlot will continue to mature for the next 6-8 years."