2012 Barren Ridge Vineyards
An exceptionally soft and dry Merlot. The first nose reveals intense notes of cherry jam and smoked oak. The second nose follows with aromas of tobacco and chocolate. Very balanced mouthfeel with young but melted tannins. Ripe red fruit, violet, blackcurrant, and plum express the complexity of this wine. Pleasant aftertaste pervades due to the well-integrated acidity.