Classic Long Island merlot fruit aromas of plum and black cherry are joined by here by hints of leaf tobacco, dried mint and thyme, and just a little blueberry skin.
Medium-bodied, the palate shows ripe black and blue fruit, with nice mid-palate weight. The tannins bring a nice bit of structure without being angular or coarse. Given that it retails for $25, there is a surprising bit of complexity here in the form of earthy black tea and dried herbs.
* Review sample provided by the winery