Our 2015 La Storia Merlot is a fine example of the ability of this classic Bordeaux variety to make solid, tasty and age worthy wines. The 2015 growing season was nearly perfect and very similar to the great 2012 delivering bright and fruity aromas and deep dark color with a balanced acidity suggesting better affinity with food. The main aromas and flavors are of dark cherry, plums, and 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 soft and viscous, balancing the acidity and the tannins. This wine will age well and will reward your patience if stored well in the next 3-6 years.