Stewed blueberry, huge amounts of fresh tobacco, high alcohol, super extracted fruits and chocolate. I liked this Merlot a lot, and felt that the tobacco notes were really indicative of a Walla Walla Merlot. One of the few Washington wines I\'ve tasted recently that taste like they were from Washington (i.e. not trying to be something they\'re not). My only complaint was that the wine was too extracted.