Gripping but very soft tannins and toasty oak. On first attack ripe raspberries and blackcurrants, those making way for light herbal and earthy notes and finally plums and oriental spices, all culminating in a long, mineral-rich finish.
The Yarden Merlot presents aromatic red and black fruit characters with hints of fresh herbs, orange blossom and chocolate. This full-bodied Merlot displays good concentration of flavor and an attractive lingering finish.
While enjoyable now, the Yarden Merlot will improve in the bottle in the coming years, and remain in great drinking condition for up to a decade from vintage. The wine goes wonderfully with Merlot-braised beef short ribs, grilled lamb chops, roast turkey, or a porcini mushroom tart.