Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot always impresses red wine lovers. There are aromas of cherry, dusty plum, cassis, cola, eucalyptus and cocoa powder in the glass. This is a fruit forward wine with nice balance and flavors of red cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, dark fruits and dark chocolate. The finish is juicy and structured with a long finish. In the glass, the wine opens up to reveal flavors of plum, vanilla, cherry and a touch of cranberry.