2013 Kathryn Kennedy Serious Merlot   

Dark purple color with a bright rim. The aromas are concentrated with deep dark plum and berry notes, genuine Merlot characteristics showing tobacco leaf and cigar box nuance followed by spicy oak and rich creamy chocolate aspects all the while staying clean and bright. In the mouth; the entry is pure, refreshing and soft. This classicly styled wine has flavors of red satsuma plums, blueberry and inviting earth/terroir complexities. The structure is elegant and the tannins are not intrusive in any way. Directly centered in an age worthy “right bank” Bordeaux model, our Santa Cruz Mountain Merlot has appeal both as a dinner wine now and as a cellar candidate of the highest caliber.