Aromas of black cherry, nutmeg, and vanilla roll up from the glass. Tighter on the palate, bing cherry, raspberry, hints of licorice and espresso come through in a well-knit supple wine. Drink with seared duck breast. Highly Recommended. 92 points. DBH

WHO: Ridge Vineyards
WHAT: Merlot
WHEN: 2014
DESIGNATION: Estate
WHERE: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
HOW MUCH: $50 (media sample)
POINTS: 92

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