Sullivan Merlot 2015 (Napa Valley, CA)
Winery Notes: Deep ruby in color with a purple glow on the edge, the 2015 Merlot opens with fresh notes of red raspberry and delicate hints of caramel that lead into more savory tones of rosemary and lavender. The silky entry delivers rich dark cherry flavors lifted by a bright acidity that drives all the way through the palate. The flavors are rounded with subtle, warm vanilla notes and linger on a pleasing bittersweet cocoa throughout the long and focused finish. This elegant wine is crafted to be approachable upon release and pair well with a variety of foods.