Was able to taste ‘17 & ‘18 side by side. Pale lemon with pronounced aromas of citrus and tropical fruits with herb and honeysuckle notes. On the palate flavors of mango, melon and grapefruit with lemon citrus and herbs, vivid acidity. Medium+ finish ending with a crisp mineral citrus tang. Nice! ‘18 a bit fresher and crispier. Tasting Sample. — 7 days ago
It's time for #MerlotThursday. Here's a delicious one from Napa.
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Fruity nose of blueberries, black plums, cherries, wood, cloves, vanilla, spices, espresso, dark chocolates, peppercorn, dust and graphites.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, peppercorn, cedar, leather, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, metals, chocolates, dark roast coffee and light vegetables.
Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a great Merlot from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Rich and extracted.
Needs an hour to open up properly and show the tannins. After 3 hours of airtime, black licorice notes come in, which was a nice surprise.
Could use a few more years in the bottle to mature, but already drinking very nicely now.
This Single Vineyard is a very hard one to come by. Thank you Kim and Barry for sharing this with me.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
100% Merlot grapes were grown at 2,100 feet of elevation. Aged in French oak (60% new) barrels for 25 months. A small production of only 143 cases.
Delicious and tasty.
15.3% alcohol by volume.
$215. — 5 days ago
From Laura. Very smooth. Lots of flavor and complex. — 3 months ago
Kim loved it too — 23 days ago
Ripe pears and apples with a crispness. — 2 days ago
Delish via Kim — 10 days ago
I liked. Kim served at Christmas. — a month ago
great wine, less intense than kim crawford — 2 months ago