Chateau Elan Merlot Reserve 2016 has a deep intense red color with some dark orange accents. It has spicy and peppery flavors with dust notes and some persistent fragrances of sweet vanilla in conjunction with a light pomegranate background. Evident jammy and fruity notes, too.
The palate is extremely textured with a smooth yet persistent tannin structure. The after taste is long, elegant and classic of this variety. Our 2016 Merlot is made in a traditional old world style, therefore it is a perfect match with steaks and medium heavy dishes. The grapes grew in 2 different vineyards in Davis and Yuba (CA), harvested on the 10th of September 2016.