Winery's Notes: "Named after the striking Podalirio species of butterflies (also known as Swallowtail), our single-varietal Merlot made its introduction to our range of wines back in 1999.
This is a terroir-driven Merlot that surely gets more beautiful with age. A powerful Super Tuscan with a dark, intense color and a nose dominated by notes of blackberry and blueberry with aromatics of dried flowers, and a noble spiciness of pepper, cocoa and vanilla. The palate is full with soft tannins, a long finish and a lingering taste of wild berries."
Varietal Composition: 100 percent Merlot
Aging: 18 months French oak, 12 months in bottle
Farming Practices: Organic