Turning Leaf Coastal Reserve Merlot, 2002

North coast. California's North Coast vineyards, especially in Sonoma County, are distinguished by the quality of their fruit. Cooler temperatures during the season typically afford Merlot grapes excellent hang time and the ability to develop concentrated flavor and character on the vine. This North Coast Merlot is no exception. To a rich palate of dark berry fruit and the ripe plum, oak aging has brought soft and subtle notes of toasty vanilla and a silky finish. Alc. 13.5% by vol.