This is 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the truly great Merlots out there. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright. The nose has cherries, black cherries, baking spice, chocolate, and smoke. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, this is flat out delicious. Cherries, chocolate, slight cassis and spice. Deep and complex. Long finish. This is drinking great now but should have another fifteen to twenty years. Great on its own, this will work well with Ham or Chicken.