Robert Sinskey Los Carneros Merlot 2007
The dark reddish purple wine gleams with a velvet sheen as aromas of plums and dark cherries dance with sweet herbs atop the rim of the glass. Upon a sip, these aromas find substance, with a lace of licorice and vanilla peeking out from behind the plums and cherries. It is concentrated and intense, yet bright and vibrant, with supple tannins that weave a welcoming soft and rich feel. All this elicits a Pavlovian response as surely as a dinner bell.