75% Merlot - 25% Cab Sauv This is a wine that does not show its age! Very nice nose with plum, chocolate, earthy notes, spicy oak. Somewhat grainy in the mouth, medium body, it is still very tannic ! Medium acidity, it is well balanced. Plum, chocolate, dark cherry, hint of earth, it is really delicious. Oak is well integrated giving a nice light cedar/ vanilla touch. Good finish. An enticing wine with a few more years to go.
Fruit and color hanging on about as well as you could hope for a 12 year old California merlot. Little tannin left, as expected. Just enough to provide some balance. Very nice wine. If you're still sitting on any of these I'd advise to drink up! I wonder what this wine was like 3-5 years ago?
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