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This is darkly earthy on the nose with a fudgy quality that frames the plummy fruit. Air brings out lovely accent notes of eucalyptus. Nice and fai... Read more
Leafy and sweet on the nose though in a fresh way. This is packed with wild cherry, plum and black currant fruit streaked with hints of espresso, e... Read more
Bitter and a bit medicinal tasting. Read more
Food Pairings for Praxis Cellars Merlot
Editorial Reviews for Praxis Cellars Merlot
This is darkly earthy on the nose with a fudgy quality that frames the plummy fruit. Air brings out lovely accent notes of eucalyptus. Nice and fairly bright on entry, this has a bit of a rugged feel to it, deep and a bit dark on the palate with some obvious tannins adding texture in the mouth. The fruit is darkly cherried in the mouth with earthy overtones and some bitter chocolate and toasty oak spice accent notes. Just a bit on the chunky side this seems to want to be leaner and finds its focus on the finish which shows some lovely blackberry and bramble notes along with those chewy tannins. This needs a year or two to calm down but is very well balanced and already exhibits excellent depth of flavor and incipient complexity. 91pts
Leafy and sweet on the nose though in a fresh way. This is packed with wild cherry, plum and black currant fruit streaked with hints of espresso, earth, white pepper and a slight floral iris note. Bright and fresh on entry with real lift to the palate; there’s lovely fresh plum and wild black cherry fruit along with a touch of vanilla and some espresso foam and gaining a hint of dried herb on the backend. The finish shows decent length but terrific freshness with slightly chewy tannins and solid acids supporting blackberry flavors through the finish and ending with a light mineral tinge. Not terribly complex but a classic old school bottle of california Merlot. 90pts
Bitter and a bit medicinal tasting.
Dark. Dark notes, blackcherry, some blueberry. Huge tannins, blackcherry, leather, with nice full mouthfeel with nice oak/vanilla finish. This is a fairly big wine for the money.
A nice surprise. Rich fruit flavor with a beautiful ruby color. Good value.
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