Vintner's Reserve Sonoma County Merlot 2016
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, 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 20 months in 74% French oak (21% new) and 26% American oak (3% new)
Growing Regions: 94% Sonoma County, 3% Napa County, 3% Mendocino County