A lovely Merlot-based blend that offers a savory yet tasty interpretation of a difficult vintage. Dark red in color, medium in body, nose of black cherries, flowers, and rosemary. Tastes of boysenberries, plum, cedar, and spices, with a tannic and brief finish. Blend of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. 14.2% alcohol. Drink now or in next year or two.
A true wow for a merlot drinking like, well a cab..or blend. hmmm. cherry, smoky, went well with lasagne. Smells beautiful and drinks to the end- after an hour really opened up...love the birds (blackbirds).... nicejob.
In terms of enjoyment, this bottle delivered. On sale (for 67.99), this is a no-brainer. The smell of Oakville permeates this wine. Gave it 3 hours in the decanter prior to tasting. Spicy, sweet, with a little briar thrown in. If it were only a little more dense...this would be a true stunner. As it is, a very enjoyable effort with some dry-aged ribeyes.
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