Dark merlot of a decent year. But a mediocre young man only grows to a mediocre old guy. Times does not always serve. It's medium-bodied, not smooth, short rough finish. Yeah yeah yeah, it's strong with all that oak spice fruit flavors yada yada yada... But this old guy is too BS-vulgar to begin with making the whole experience another California strip mall one-night-stand. He's pretty horrible. I would trade him for Two Buck Chuck Merlot. They're basically pretty much the same kind of guys.
Bottled: June 2005
Winemaker: Erik Olsen
Varietal Composition: 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec
Released: November 2005
Appellation: Sonoma County