Robert Mondavi Private Selection was founded in 1994 by Robert Mondavi to capture the delicious flavors from California's best coastal vineyards. He inherently recognized the Central Coast's potential to produce phenomenal grapes - and, ultimately, wines of the utmost quality - at a more accessible price. They exude the fresh fruit character and bright acidity that can only come from a wine by the influence of the Pacific Ocean. This merlot has flavors of rich cherry, ripe plum, milk chocolate and roasted coffee. It has aromas of ripe red cherry, Asian plum and cranberry with hints of black olive, tea leaf, baking spice and sweet oak. This red wine pairs well with rotisserie chicken, meat ravioli, wild salmon, and herbed cheese.