Merlot. Yep. The unfashionable variety has life breathed into it with this expressive, mature, generous wine touched by the vision of winemaker Tom Shobbrook. It mellows and rests for three years before bottling, getting comfortable in its plush, juicy skin. The wine shows classic plum and black olive characters but also mixed herbs, a touch of crushed rock mineral detail and a general suppleness that has you chugging glasses. A soulful, beautiful wine emerges.