The 2016 HALL Merlot is another fantastic bottling from Hall in this vintage. On the nose this offers expressive aromatics of crème de cassis and tar aromas that mingle with shades of blackberry cobbler. The soft texture is inviting, as the wine unveils copious dark fruits and chocolate flavors. This balances on showcasing the ripeness of the vintage, while showing nice restraint. While fantastic now, this compelling Merlot will continue to evolve well for at least another decade.