Cannonball Merlot 2019
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
Medium ruby in color showing a bouquet of cherry and black tea accented by subtle sweet vanilla French oak and a fetching blueberry compote note. The palate is generous and soft on approach, leading with supple cherry fruit and transitioning to richer boysenberry flavors on the mid-palate where the medium-firm tannins, caramel, and notes of clove and black pepper come into play. The vintage's fresh acidity lends structure to this silky expression of Merlot leaving a lingering, savory finish.
Ample fruit flavors and spicy oak accents give this full-bodied wine a generous expression. Cloves and cinnamon aromas lead to black cherry, blackberry and moderate tannins on the palate.