The 2018 is a luscious Merlot. In the glass, the color exhibits deep garnet tones. On the nose you're greeted with notes of violet, dark fruit, black licorice, and pepper. On the palate, you'll note signs of hearty ripe plums, black olives, anise, and a finish of rich, dark chocolate. This would pair beautifully with grilled steak, portobello mushrooms, strong-flavored cheese!