"The 2013 Merlot has an impressive opaque purple color and offers a big blast of fudge and black chocolate along with dense black cherry and blackberry fruit. Unctuously textured, full-bodied and rather classic for Merlot, this has a super-concentrated style that one rarely sees these days. This is a gorgeous Merlot built for 20+ years of consumption. Actually, it hearkens back to some of the great early Matanzas Creek Merlots from the early 1990s. This is a stunner."