The 2015 vintage of our Eastern Bench Meritage highlights the intrinsic characteristics of a specific microregion within the Dry Creek Valley. At first swirl, the wine displays aromas of boysenberry, black raspberry and cedar. Several more minutes reveal hints of dried thyme, leather and caramel. The palate is full and rich with flavors of blackberry syrup, fresh plum and toasted vanilla. The tannins are firm, yet supple with a very round and silky texture. The finish lingers with notes of dark chocolate, cocoa and a hint of barrel spice.