2013 Beauregard Vineyards Merlot   

The 2013 Zayante Merlot is sourced from a dry farmed organic vineyard site which produces some of the best red grapes in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This Merlot has a concentrated dark garnet red core moving to pink hues on the rim. The nose displays notes of black cherry, blackberry and black plum with accents of leather, fresh tobacco leaf, violets, chai spices, coconut and turned earth. The palate is medium plus in body with a kiss of perceived sweetness to the fruit. Flavors on the palate confirm the nose with ripe fruit flavors of black plums, red currant, leather, tobacco, baking spices and damp earth flavors.