Tasting Notes: The Alexander Valley AVA has been compared to Bordeaux in terms of growing conditions, and this vintage continues a 30-year tradition for producing classic, rich, full-bodied Merlots. Winemaker Kevin Hall has crafted a beautiful wine with rich, juicy black fruit flavors with hints of pepper and spice. Fifteen months in oak has added a rich structure. The end result is silky elegance with a long lingering finish. A wine unfazed by fads that has stayed true in style for those who truly appreciate Merlot.