2017 Jessup Merlot 750 ml
The 2017 Jessup Cellars Merlot shows a bright ruby color with luscious, ripe bing cherry, raspberry, blueberry, and plum. Past the beautiful fruit there is a kiss of vanilla, lavender, thyme, violet, and cocoa nibs. On the palate the elevated tannins are ripe with moderate acidity, backed by a firm full body structure. All the same ripe fruits come through on the palate and brings balance to the structure of this wine. This Merlot is still very much in its youth but is showing a lot of personality that is waiting to jump out and be noticed. Decant for 30-60 minutes and serve with anything that comforts the soul.