Grgich Hills Merlot 2019
This exquisite, sophisticated Merlot begins with aromas of dark cherry, raspberry and sweet ripe tomato supported by floral undertones of lilies, violets and fallen leaves. The tannins have an elegant density with a softness that is supported by fresh red fruit acidity and hints of basil. The finish is long and substantial with a hint of spice. It pairs well with Mushroom Galette and Coq au Vin.
The 2019 Merlot is bizarre, with green herbs, iron, and some currant bud notes in a medium-bodied, relatively enjoyable package. There's much better out there.