Chalone Vineyards Merlot Monterey County 2004
This supple, full-flavored Merlot features a fine-tuned acidity that lifts and accentuates a brooding dark-fruit core. Juicy black cherry spreads thick across the middle and is joined by spicy clove and sweet vanilla notes.
The velvety tannins span the medium-long finish for a well-balanced, mouthwatering finale. This approachable, enjoyable Merlot makes a fine companion to roasted game, pasta or rich risotto.