From start to finish, our 2007 Grigsby Vineyard Merlot is intensely reminiscent of the sweet, super-ripe strawberries and raspberries of summer. The wine is exceptional generous and expressive with its aromas, which pour out of the glass in a thick, rich melange of ripe red fruit characteristics, highlighted with subtle notes of milk chocolate, moach, caramel, and dusty minerality. A broad, soft, welcoming approach leads into a rich mid-palate full of delicious, juicy strawberry flavors and vibrant natural acidity. On the finish, the wonderfully soft, silky tannins that make great Merlot such a joy to drink are clearly on display, richly wrapped in a coating of sweet raspberry. Take as a whole, this Merlot is a perfect example of the exceptional concentration and purity of the very special 2007 growing season.