Appellation: Paso Robles, CA
Varietal: Merlot 100%
Aging Profile: Aged for 18 months in 14% new American oak, 8% new Hungarian oak, 4% new Russian oak
A primed nose with tobacco and espresso bean develops into olive and cherry, exploding at the mid-palate with blueberry, orange zest and a kick of white pepper. Vibrant tannins carry a sensation of dried fig and dissipate with a hint of carnauba.
89 Points – Beverage Testing Institute, 2015