San Simeon Merlot 2019
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
San Simeon Merlot expresses rich flavors of blackberry and cassis. Aromas of black fruit greet the nose, while barrel-aging contributes nuances of brown sugar and oak spices. Well-integrated tannins oer texture and a plush mouthfeel. A small percentage of Petit Verdot was added for additional complexity. San Simeon Merlot is extremely flexible when it comes to food. From hard cheeses and charcuterie to rich cuts of red meat, San Simeon Merlot shines. One particular favorite is grilled lamb chops with rosemary and garlic, the dark fruits in and cedar notes play beautifully with the spice and meat.
Red-cherry-compote aromas are wrapped in oak smoke on the straightforward nose of this bottling. The medium-bodied palate offers leather, dried oregano, woodspice and clean blackberry flavors.
Lean, showing crunchy tannins and accents of currant, cardamom and black olive. Drink now through 2025.