The 2013 Merlot Gist Ranch Estate is plump, juicy and absolutely delicious. A host of black cherry, mocha, lavender, spice and licorice make a strong first impression. Veins of bracing acidity give the wine its brightness and freshness. The 2013 deftly balances overt Merlot fruit with mountain structure in a wine that will drink well with minimal cellaring.
– Antonio Galloni, Vinous