This 2022 Merlot is an extremely vibrant wine with medium acidity. A delightful nose of red fruit, (more specifically stewed cherries), medium oak, and a touch of smoke as part of the initial experience of the wine tasting. On the palate, there is a rush of raspberry and red currant with light tannins, and a soft finish. This wine can be enjoyed immediately, but is recommended to hold for 2-3 years from the vintage on the bottle. Merlot 2022 will pair nicely with a light cheese like gouda or mozzarella, a duck breast, pork roast, or a chocolate torte.