Our Talmage Cellars “T” 2012 California Merlot has a dark red color and robust red fruit aromas. A predominance of blackberry and cherry flavors are followed by plum, pomegranate and acai berry characters. There are lightly toasted notes that begin at the start of the attack in the mouth, providing extra layers of complexity and intensity. This 2012 is mature, lush and fleshy with an excellent tannic structure. The neutral oak ageing stabilizes the aromas and colors.
This wine has complex flavors that pair well with meatloaf, pork chops, roasted chicken or roast beef. Try it with the featured recipe, Pappardelle with Tuscan Ragu.