Vintner's Reserve Sonoma County Merlot 2017
Intricate layers of black cherry, plum, currant, and wild berry mingle with a hint of spice. The soft, delicate, elegant tannins of this Bordeaux varietal carry these aromas and flavors to a long, silky and lingering finish.
90 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, March 2021
Fresh and juicy, with good cut to the red currant and dried berry flavors that feature bright minerality. Ends with a creamy, well-spiced finish, with notes of dried green herbs. Drink now through 2023.
90 points, Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, Mar 2020
Herbal, meaty and generously fruity in plum and dark cherry, this wine is approachable and deeply concentrated, with ample complexity around its soft, supple tannin profile and integrated oak. The finish is textured and dusty in crushed rock. —Virginie Boone
Aged 21 months in 76% French oak (15% new) and 24% American oak (4% new)
Growing Regions: 93% Sonoma County, 6% Mendocino County, 1% Napa County