The 2007 Unfiltered Merlot was grown in a warmer and dryer season than previous years yielding smaller berries with intense concentration and color. On the nose, the liveliness of the wine is immediately apparent. Old world aromas of leather, spice, cedar and cinnamon mingle with dark fruit notes of black plum and black cherry. On the palate the wine is big and rich with dense tannins that lengthen the finish. In its youth, decanting is recommended however the wine promises longevity with its elegance in tact over a decade or more.
Winemaker Chris Millard enjoys the rich flavors and intensity of 2007 Unfiltered Merlot with roast lamb or grilled vegetables.