Clos Pegase Mitsuko's Vineyard Merlot 2016
Expressive aromas of red fruits, crushed raspberries with a touch of dried fennel. Deep red in the glass with crystal clear clarity. On the palate, the medium-bodied tannins complement the crisp acidity and savory undertones, as the big red fruit flavors wash across the palate. Finishing with generous expressions of blackcurrants, raspberries and a touch of plum with more subtle flavors of dried herbs, forest floor and crushed graphite.
Wine AdvocateMedium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Merlot Mitsuko's Vineyard opens with subdued tar and black soil notions, opening out to notes of warm plums, spice box and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied, it gives a good amount of earth-laced, plummy fruit with a chewy texture and savory finish.