2018 Saddleback Merlot
This is a Cabernet-lover's Merlot. It has a beautiful dark ruby red color in the glass. On the nose, a good swirl offers generous aromatics of freshly grated nutmeg, cassis, shiso leaf and black cherry. Its supple body gives way to flavors of anise, blueberry compote, with slight clove flavor on the finish. It’s balanced with friendly flavors of red fruits such a plums and freshly dried prunes. Plus, the oaky tannins that create a harmony of flavors that is suitable for sipping and many food pairings.