The 2013 Merlot Estate has a rich dark red color with intense fruit aromas. The sweet notes of pipe tobacco and cedar accent the aromas of blueberry, blackberry and plum. The flavors follow the aromas. Concentrated jammy flavors of plum, blackberry and currants are flavored with mocha and chocolate. Spice notes of cinnamon and clove add to the complexity of flavors. The wine has vibrant acidity and smooth tannins resulting in an enticing finish.