The 2015 Harris Merlot is the juiciest of our Nickel & Nickel Single-Vineyard Merlots. A good swirl of the glass offers aromas of ripe plum, cinnamon and toasted oak. This aromatic profile continues on the palate with accompanying flavors of dried herb and baking spices. Warm oak complements the fruit, and the wine’s rounded tannins makes it easily approachable upon release.
The Harris Merlot is very consistent from vintage to vintage, and this wine is no exception. Beautiful berry and plum fruit integrate with flavors of sage, cigar, earth and dried herb. This vintage has an appealing dusty element and the oak adds a hint of char. The silky texture and round tannins carry these flavors through to a long, balanced finish.