2016 Merlot - Dumas Station Wines
This attractive wine will first entice you with its deep, purple color and candy-red overtones. There is a beguiling blend of aromas: mixed dark fruits, fruit skins, and dusty baking spices. The wine is full-bodied with velvety tannins and delicate, nicely-balanced acidity. Tasting of ripe plums, ripe blackberry jam, fruit leather, and plum skins, the wine then opens further to hints of molasses, vanilla, clove and dill. There are lingering tastes of "cherry cola" plus chocolate that persist on the finish. Lovely.