Merlot excels at our estate Margarita Vineyard and has been a mainstay in our small
family of wines since day one. Here, ancient sea bed soils combine with a long
growing season to yield a Merlot with silky dark fruit flavors and a luscious texture,
resulting in what has become one of the Paso Robles region’s most notable Merlots.
The 2019 Merlot offers sleek aromas of plum, cherry and mocha with captivating hints of
toasted oak. A bright, supple texture floods the palate with brambly flavors of blackberry,
black cherry and pomegranate. Layered complexity is revealed with suggestions of cedar and
cigar box, all converging on a luscious, lifted finish.
The rich, juicy qualities of the 2019 Merlot are an excellent match for baked pork
tenderloin, crispy duck breast, mushroom risotto and pan-seared sirloin with garlic
19 months in French and American oak barrels (20% new)