This classic Napa Valley Merlot displays refined and delicate aromas of blackberry and raspberry. The wine is medium-...Read more...
There’s a lot of caramel and licorice on the nose early on though it is joined by black cherry, plum and a little bit of a bouillon note with time.... Read more
Dark berries and vanilla on the nose. Round and smooth with cherry and a bit of oak. Read more
Nice wine. Fruit forward and smooth throughout. Let it breath for about an hour. Great with food or alone Read more
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There’s a lot of caramel and licorice on the nose early on though it is joined by black cherry, plum and a little bit of a bouillon note with time. This is smooth and soft with plenty of cherry and strawberry fruit layered over lightly toasty and spicy oak. There’s lovely balance here, both structurally and with the flavors. While this may not blow anyone away, it’s a really well done bottle of Zin that shows off the wine’s fruity side without turning monolithic. The finish shows a bit of darker fruit but the tannins remain soft and the hint of sugar here drives the finish to a red currant jam/cocoa powder finale. 88pts
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Wine Tasting NotesThe aromas of this deep ruby red, full bodied merlot is redolent of blueberry, Bing cherry, cocoa and black tea. The aromas follow through to the palate accompanied by medium plus acidity and nuances of the telltale mineral called "Rutherford Dust". Mouth-filling texture with a lasting finish.
Fruit for the 2009 Merlot was sourced from premier Napa Valley vineyards with a majority coming from the elegant Oak Knoll and St. Helena appellations. After a cold pre-soak, the grapes were fermented using the Délestage method. The juice was pressed early in order to avoid extraction of bitter or astringent flavors. The wine was then aged for eight months in French and American oak.
This classic Napa Valley Merlot displays refined and delicate aromas of blackberry and raspberry. The wine is medium-bodied with rich structure, balanced acidity and bright, polished flavors of red berries and raspberry tart. It showcases rich, juicy berry flavors, easy-going tannins and a persistent finish.
|Total Acidity: .65 grams per liter|
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