2012 Alchemy Cellars Merlot
Ruby red in color with intense aromas of dried olives and blackberries with underlying mineral and tea-like hints of espresso. Powerful, dusty Cab flavors hit you along with concentrated blackberry fruit flavors on the palate.
This wine which emerges from a 2.6-acre parcel, reveals a terroir-like, scorched earth character that is not dissimilar from a well-known Bordeaux. Hot rocks, crème de cassis and blackberry notes are present in this earthy, full-bodied Cabernet that has 15 years of upside to it. This impressive, complex, ageworthy can be drunk now or cellared for 15 years.