Freemark Abbey 2018 Merlot, Napa Valley
Red ruby color, our merlot expresses red and blue fruits, composed of dried cherries, ripe strawberry, blue berry cobbler, fruit cake, red raspberry jam, and plum. A very pleasant complexity includes baking spice, leather, milk chocolate and arugula. The spicy oak is very well integrated. Entry and finish are very smooth, with fruit resembling cherry and plum nuances. The merlot has a good overall balance of fruit, body, and tannin, with a long fruitful finish.