Red

2002 Davis Bynum Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Russian River Valley
Drink between 2006 - 2009
CT89.5 3 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 1

  • stubbie999 wrote:

    September 27, 2009 - Pulled this out wondering whether a few extra years had been kind to this bottle. Poured with good color and no real sign of age, save for a little sediment. Just all over the place tonight, though, and never coming together - marginal fruit passing in and out, sometimes a little heat from the alcohol, always a bit on the tart/acidic side. None of the lovely rich blueberry and chocolate that had balanced the acidity; unfortunately, also no other bottle development either. Interestingly, it really seemed to pick up, amplify and reflect the fennel note from the rub on our roasted chicken; at least that was consistent!

    This was never a bottle that made me think to myself 'ooh, this will be great in a few years', but I am surprised that it showed so poorly.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Davis Bynum
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 13 (43%)
  • Consumed 17 (57%)

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