Ballentine 2019 Merlot
A medium-bodied wine with cherry cola, boysenberry, and lavender with hints of herbaceous aromas and dried fruit. This Napa Valley Merlot evolves into expresso, eucalyptus, vanilla and lingers on the palate. The fruit hides at the beginning of this wine but by the time your first glass is almost empty, this wine is opening up beautifully and expresses both savory and fruit characteristics. Delicate and subtly nuanced, this wine is a winner.
92 points Jeb Dunnuck