Our wine tonight is the 2015 Napa Valley Merlot from Hill Family Estate.
94% Merlot blended with 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Malbec.
Deep purple in color with a bright ruby rim.
Nose of blackberry jam, slightly burnt toast, dark roasted coffee, and chocolate covered strawberries.
Medium tannins with a smooth texture.
Off dry on the palate.
Flavor notes of blackberries, red plums, cherries , blueberries, red licorice, charred oak, smoke, and a traditional long spice and peppery finish.
$40 a bottle.