Our 2014 Merlot is a fine example of the ability of this classic Bordeaux variety to make solid, tasty and age worthy wine. The 2014 growing season was nearly perfect and very similar to the great 2012 and 2013 delivering bright and fruity aromas and deep dark color with a bit higher than normal acidity suggesting better affinity with food. The main aromas and flavors are of dark cherry, plums, a bit of black licorice and herbs. The new oak barrels contribute a touch of vanilla, brown sugar, cocoa dust and toast. On the mouth the wine is almost heavy but balancing the acidity and the tannins well for such a young wine.