Simi Sonoma County Merlot 2015
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
Our 2015 Sonoma County Merlot is deep garnet with a ruby edge. The nose is a compelling mixture of blackberry, dark cherry, and raspberry with cocoa, clove, and lifted aromas of bay laurel and vanilla framing the bright fruit. On the palate, bright red fruit, red plum, black cherry, blackberry, and blueberry are framed by light toast and sweet vanilla notes, while spice lends depth and weight. This medium-bodied wine finishes with toasty oak notes and rich, firm cocoa-like tannins. We think you'd enjoy pairing our Merlot with a classic Margarita pizza, cedar-smoked squab with cherry compote, or roasted salmon with wild risotto cake.
This is blended with 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and made in large numbers, aged in both French and American oak. Sinewy and sanguine, it has crisp red fruit and is lightly herbal, with tightly focused tannins and an approachable balance of acidity.