Ancient Peaks Merlot 2020
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
The 2020 Merlot opens with enticing red fruit aromas joined by hints of dried herbs and toasted oak. A round, supple texture delivers mouthfilling flavors of raspberry, plum, black cherry, cocoa dust and baking spice. Lingering complexities of cedar and mushroom elevate the senses on a silky, polished finish. The rounded textures and complex flavors of the 2020 Merlot pair well with rack of lamb, herbed roast beef, mushroom risotto, and Merlot-braised pork chops.
The herbal introduction to the nose of this wine is undeniable, with layers of oregano, marjoram and thyme. Dark fruit and leather scents also arise. Tart red fruit flavors meet with a leathery kick on the palate as well.