Rich, dark fruit jumps out of the glass while pouring. Black cherry and plum dominate the nose accompanied by black currant/cassis with hints of anise, dark chocolate, orchid and sweet sandalwood spice.


Brighter than anticipated fruit with a silky plushness delivers black cherry and delicious raspberry to the palate. Hints of dark roast coffee beans and a lengthy, light toast oak finish with dark fruit culminate the experience.

Growing Conditions

Bacchus, Phinny Hill & Stillwater Creek Vineyards


A cool 2017 spring evolved to heat, followed by a hot summer, developed smaller berries and clusters with moderate yields. This set the stage for beautiful Merlot character.


July 2019


100% American (24% new)