A softer side of Merlot shows us warm red fruits, white pepper and mulled spices with a soft and supple entry on the palate. Classic Merlot lushness carries along flavors of ripe plum, Bing cherry, dried sage, and bittersweet chocolate. A delicate lingering finish shows off the oak spices from barrel ageing that is meant to enhance, not overpower, the sweet fruit of the varietal.