After a season with optimum weather and growing conditions, our Clarksburg vineyards produced fruit full of ripeness and rich concentration. The resulting wine is our first red release of the 2000 vintage! Aromas of ripe cherries and cedar compliment this perfectly balanced Merlot. On the palate the bright cherry fruit and herbal tones lead beautifully into the complex finish: soft and silky, yet with ample tannins and spicy oak. Enjoy this wine with a wide range of food: from pasta with a light sauce to hearty meat dishes, or of course, just by itself!