Smooth, bold, loved it — a day 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. — 8 days ago
Classy label with the golden bee. Dark color in the glass. Smells nice and rich. Chocolates meet black berries. Hint of smoke. Flavors are nice. Mocha, cherry pudding, and Christmas trees. Good balance. Has some finesse. — 19 days ago
On the dryer side. Smooth finish. — 15 days ago
Cork crumbled. Still plenty of fruit n life — 13 days ago
Such a versatile red. Scrumptious Syrah with balance of tannins. — 19 days ago
This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.
Rich, powerful, extracted and fruit forward with black fruits and chocolate notes, vanilla, wood, spices, peppercorn, tobacco, graphite and dark coffee.
Full bodied with medium acidity.
Spicy with a long finish and round tannins.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Good for parties.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$80. — 3 days ago