Shiloh's Secret Reserve Merlot might be mistaken for one of the legendary wines of Pomerol, but on closer consideration is a spectacular representation of Judean Hills terroir. Mellow yet intense, it pours a deep red color with aromas of ripe raspberry, spicy redcurrant and Dutch cocoa. Over a mouthfilling texture and voluptuous tannins, intense cherry flavors lead into a long finish with rich butterscotch and vanilla from 20 months' aging in French oak barrels.
Dark ruby to the eye, this wine has a nose of raspberry and birch root. Flavors of blackberry, black cherry, smoked meat, vanilla custard and anise move across the palate, with fruit and smoke notes rising and receding in rhythm. Zesty cherry notes linger on the tongue despite strong but pleasant tannins.
Pairs well with chicken and gnocchi. Part of the Carnivores Choiceand Pair it with Pasta Collections.