Our Barrel Select Merlot is a soft, medium-bodied red wine with less astringency providing tannins.
The aromas include herbs, black cherries and smokiness. Coupled with the softer tannins, a longer barrel aging process
enhances this medium-bodied blend for a silky finish on the palate. Harvested both by hand and mechanically,
the Merlot varietal is one of the first red grapes to ripen. Winemaker Mark Friszolowski then aged it for fifteen months
in a French Oak barrel while conducting routine quality check tastings to assure the desired accented flavors.