Rich velvety merlot with soft, smooth tannins with a hint of cherry and vanilla.Read more...
Food Pairings for Mcconnell Estates Winery Merlot Wackman Ranch
Editorial Reviews for Mcconnell Estates Winery Merlot Wackman Ranch
Hints of ginseng and carob accent the candied cherry and blackcurrant aromas that gain a dusting of cocoa and cedar with air. This is broad and low in the mouth on entry, with plenty of toasty, spicy accents to the slow-to-emerge dark fruit. Hints of green anise seed, mint and toasted coriander rise on the mid-palate, along with hints of pomegranate seeds, vanilla and candied wild blackberries. These build in intensity in the mouth, gaining a slightly grapey medicinal tone on the back end before disappearing into a rather firm and assertive finish that's driven by oak and earthy dried fruit flavors. A bit tight and probably cellar worthy, though this will never be a particularly fruity wine. It is attractively firm and assertive. I would like to see how this pairs with a nice roast beef or venison loin. 88pts
325 cases produced.
Aged 18 months in French Oak.
Notes: 15% new oak barrels
|Alcohol: 13.7%||pH: 3.69|
|Sugar: .01 grams per liter|
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