Tasting Notes: From a winery with a history tracing back to the mid-19th century, this is an excellent expression of quality Merlot. The 2016 blend: 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petite Syrah, and 1% Cabernet Franc. Eye: bronze/red, black tea. Nose: coffee, toffee, black cherries, licorice, plums, cinnamon. Palate: expressive, with plums, dates, dark chocolate, pencil lead, clove and cinnamon tones. Round and full, smooth and layered, medium grip tannins. ready to drink, but could be kept another 2-3 years. versatile: it's a perfect mate to a cheeseburger, or go upscale: elevate a crown rack of lamb!
Price: $35.99 750 ml.
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