Dark in color with a lovely nose of plum. On the mid pallet this is a lovely fruit forward Merlot with lots of plum coming through to match the nose. The wine is on the lighter side of medium in length. This is a lovely varietal Merlot. I would give it an 89.
From the LCBO web site from a different year:
IRONSTONE MERLOT 2011 VINTAGES 704353 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 18.95
Made in: California, USA By: Ironstone Vineyards
Release Date: Sep 14, 2013
14.0% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity Varietal: Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon
Sugar Content: 5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry
Cherry, cocoa powder and a touch of bramble on the nose. Brimming with cherry and fig notes accented by gorgeous chocolate touches. A nice brightness to the acidity and a grippy finish. Enjoy this with ribs or burgers hot off the grill. (VINTAGES panel, July 2013)