The nose offers a blend of red and blue fruit and a hit of coconut. The fruits show on the palate as black cherry and elderberry. Tannins are dusty and full, acids well in balance. Drink with a filet. Recommended. DH

WHO: Quaking Hills Winery
WHAT: Merlot
WHEN: 2007
WHERE: California, Alexander Valley
HOW MUCH: $24

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