For centuries, wine lovers have been intrigued by the ability of some wines to become more complex and softer with time. We tasted the Provenance 2008 Las Amigas Vineyard Merlot in February 2015 and found lovely, more mature notes developing on the nose and palate. Now, hints of leather, cedar forest and cigar box are beginning to grace the rich black cherry and plum aromas. Toffee and oak spice nuances from aging in French and Hungarian oak barrels have become even more beautifully integrated. The opulent-textured, dark-fruit flavors reveal hints of fig and dark chocolate. Yet, this wine is still alive with vibrant, balanced acidity—reflecting its origin of Las Amigas Vineyard located in the southern, coolest tip of Napa Valley.