"Sutter Home Merlot is produced from grapes grown throughout California's premier coastal and inland valley regions, including Sutter Home vineyards in the Lodi region."
The most striking observation I can note about this wine is the stark difference between its nose and taste. At first scent, I must admit, I was a bit off-put by it. It has a very dominant aroma, the spices kick you in the nose. I was almost positive I would not enjoy this wine.
And then I tasted it.
The black cherries subdue the aromatic spices, mellowing the flavor and creating a really subtle and enjoyable wine experience. All of the flavor, none of the wincing.
Sutter Home also produced a really great video explaining their Merlot and why it's so great. Check it out!