Ancient Peaks Merlot 2016
The 2016 Merlot is loaded with bold aromas of violets, dried cherries, toasty oak and spice. This is a Merlot of depth and dimension on the palate, offering rich, layered black fruit flavors interwoven with nuances of blueberry, pomegranate, vanilla and sweet tobacco. A velvety texture is framed by sturdy yet supple tannins on the finish. Cuisine Pairing: The deeply structured 2016 vintage is favorable match for rich, flavorful fare. Recommended pairings include beef tenderloin, braised short ribs, grilled lamb chops, pan- seared duck breast and mushroom risotto.