Coho Merlot Napa Valley Michael Black Vineyard 2009
Lush, rich, smooth but with bold fruit, spice and oak. Drier than typical merlot. Rich start to finish despite the smoothness. A true "merlot" flavor in a very distinctive vintage. Bought some for drinking now (certainly ready) and some to see how it ages. Nose was a bit misleading (a bit sharper and spicier than actual taste).