"WOW, no Sideways Merlot here! Lots of plummy fruit and smokey intrigue, cocoa, spice, density, full and broad on the palate giving way to fine grain tannins and a delicate and lingering finish. Maybe our best value in Merlot! This very classy, polished bottle of wine. This wine can easily compete 'blind' with wines half again as expensive. (Greg St. Clair, K&L Italian buyer) "