Baus Family Vineyards Alexander Valley Merlot 2009

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

Soft and round with velvety tannins and a lush finish. The wet pine and blackberry fruit introduce the nose and the flavors of fresh black currant, cassis and fennel harmoniously bring it to the satisfying end. Matches well with veal chops topped with baby arugula and diced plum tomatoes, grilled chicken with a honey mustard glaze and Ahi tuna pan seared with the inside warm.

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Winery: Baus Family
Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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External Reviews for Baus Family Vineyards Alexander Valley Merlot

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/02/2012

Soft and round with velvety tannins and a lush finish. The wet pine and blackberry fruit introduce the nose and the flavors of fresh black currant, cassis and fennel harmoniously bring it to the satisfying end. Matches well with veal chops topped with baby arugula and diced plum tomatoes, grilled chicken with a honey mustard glaze and Ahi tuna pan seared with the inside warm.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/02/2012

Donrsquo;t let all those bad Merlots from the rsquo;80s make you shy away from this Knights Valley beauty. Lush black fruit, supple tannins and velvety smooth finish mdash; this is what real merlot should taste like! Notes of black raspberry, blueberry, cocoa and cedar are prominent on the palate, and the mouthfeel is rich, but soft. Recommended pairing: pork chops with cherry reduction sauce mdash; yum!


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/14/2013

Merlot Merlot where art thou? Well Merlot actually never went away but the movie “Sideways” didn’t do its image any favors. The 2009 Baus Family Merlot is about as good as the grape gets; silky flavors of dark berries and plum accented by fudge and hints of dusty spices. Still arguably the best varietal to pair with a strip steak or rack of lamb.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/02/2012

Like purple velvet, this full-bodied Merlotrsquo;s Damson plum and blackberry flavors coat the palate. Intricate spices then hitch a ride on the ripe tannins and bring the wine to a deeply satisfying conclusion. This would make a wonderful pairing with herb-crusted lamb.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Merlot, Merlot, where art thou? Well, Merlot actually never went away, but the movie ldquo;Sidewaysrdquo; didnrsquo;t do its image any favors. The 2009 Baus Family Merlot is about as good as the grape gets; silky flavors of dark berries and plum accented by fudge and hints of dusty spices. Still arguably the best varietal to pair with a strip steak or rack of lamb.



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