Hamilton Estates 2016 Merlot, California
Aromas of bright red cherries and berries are supported by sweet spice and spring blossoms. The palate follows through with luscious silky tannins, solid mid-palate structure and a surprisingly long and warm finish. The acidity is fresh and lively, promising several years of pleasurable drinking. This is an excellent example of how elegant a California Merlot can be.