Like man’s best friend, Merlot has that straightforward, easy-going generosity that makes it so likeable. We bottled that charming personality in a medium-bodied, velvety wine brimming with ripe plum and juicy black cherry. The palate is supple and smooth with succulent cherry-berry middle and lasting tannins. Oak aging lends a hint of warm spices and structure. This is a great wine for gathering with friends or pairing with food. Serve it alongside lamb ragout, mushroom risotto or even a chocolate dessert.