2016 Pine Ridge Vineyards Merlot
Since the 1980s, when we planted our original eight-acre, narrow-spaced vineyard of Merlot in Carneros, we’ve produced a very special bottling of this rich and complex estate grown varietal each year. We are pleased to continue this tradition with the release of the current vintage.
Aromas open with dark fruit and dried leaves, pencil lead, milk chocolate, and tobacco with floral notes. A viscous mouthfeel welcomes fruit flavors of blackberry, blueberry, and chocolate and continues to the long finish revealing a bit of burned butter. This is a mouth-filling and pleasing wine to savor.