Making a young Merlot requires a coordinated effort on the part of the vineyard staff and the winemaker, to grow the grapes and make wine with the knowledge that the wine is slated for early release. One is immediately struck with the rich, deep, purple color of the 2015 Merlot. There is nice intensity of aromas with raspberries, red currants, and plums and hints of spice and cedar notes. The flavors mimic the aromas with a rich medium body and good weight on the palate. We really love this one and it’s time to say, “I’ll have a glass of 2015 Norma Jeane.”
85 Points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine--Wines rated 85-89 are “very good,” offering special interest.
2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition--BRONZE AWARD. This wine competition event is the largest competition of American wines in the world!