Red Wine by Matthiasson from Sonoma County, California. The wine is 100% Merlot from the historic Red Hen Vineyard nestled into the crook of Dry Creek on rocky soil. The wine has the richness and aromatic profile of Merlot, with impeccable balance and elegance. The vineyard always gives intense cherry and fresh bay aromas, and is balanced by notes of chocolate, tea and earth. 2013 was hot and dry, so the wine is more structured than normal, even more cabernet-like than it is typically, but as always it is defined by its beautiful and complex fruitiness.