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We Speak Wine USD 8.99 750ml

Noble Vines 181 Merlot Lodi 2014

External Review by WineExpress.com:

181 refers to the clone of the Merlot grape that originates in Pomerol Bordeaux. That clone is planted in the clay Station vineyard in the Sierra Foothills where the grapes for this wine are sourced. Clay soil, like in Pomerol, retains moisture, keeps the vines vibrant and the grapes developing through the warm summer months. This 2014 was designated "Best Buy" in Wine Enthusiast Magazine who scored 90 points saying "Attractive roasted, smoky aromas join ripe plum and blackberry flavors in this full-bodied, broadly textured wine. It's a great value and packs plenty of fruitiness into a rather big, moderately tannic frame."

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External Reviews for Noble Vines 181 Merlot Lodi

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
10/12/2017

181 refers to the clone of the Merlot grape that originates in Pomerol Bordeaux. That clone is planted in the clay Station vineyard in the Sierra Foothills where the grapes for this wine are sourced. Clay soil, like in Pomerol, retains moisture, keeps the vines vibrant and the grapes developing through the warm summer months. This 2014 was designated "Best Buy" in Wine Enthusiast Magazine who scored 90 points saying "Attractive roasted, smoky aromas join ripe plum and blackberry flavors in this full-bodied, broadly textured wine. It's a great value and packs plenty of fruitiness into a rather big, moderately tannic frame."


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/15/2017

181 is classic Bordeaux-style Merlot, elegantly opening with aromas of black cherry, vanilla and toasty spice. Fresh fruit flavors of currant and cherry mingle gently with spicy cedar and vanilla. 181 Merlot is supple in texture, full bodied, long and well-balanced on the palate, with a lingering finish. With balanced tannins and acidity, it is the perfect companion to pasta with sausage and roasted peppers or a pan seared steak with mushrooms and parsley. - Winery



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