This Merlot captures the essence of Mendocino ... strong, vibrant, cutting edge. .. all while never losing focus of its reason for being. Packed with scents and flavors reminiscent of the finest, ripest black cherries, and with just a touch of French oak inducing hints of spice, big, bold, supple tannis offer strength and concentration to the wine. Rich and fat, the wild cherry flavors linger long and seductively on the palate. Those of you patient enough to age this wine will be handsomely rewarded over the coming years. Pair this wine with your favorite roast duck and barbequed lamb chop recipes over a roaring camp fire.