The 2015 Pepper Bridge Merlot is an excellent bottling which was sourced from the Seven Hills, Pepper Bridge and Octave Vineyards. The Merlot has 14% Cabernet Franc and 7% Malbec blended in. This shows perfumed red fruits and toasty oak on the nose. The palate has a smooth texture and lovely mouthfeel. Bright, mouthwatering acidity connects with red cherry cordial, black tea, and blackberry pie flavors. While this is rich it also displays notable tension. Enjoy this delicious effort over the next decade.