J. Brix Défier Carbonic Merlot, Santa Ynez Valley, California
Santa Ynez Valley, California
This is definitely not your typical Merlot. The winemakers set out to make a wine that speaks more to Cru Beaujolais than Merlot typicity. Due to the Carbonic maceration, there is a youth and brightness to this bottle, coupled with notes of black cherry, thyme and a little savory pepper.