This wine was still in it's prime drinking window with delicious fruit and smooth silky texture. Very enjoyable, but not surprising. Most decent wine is more durable than common wisdom dictates, however it is better to err slightly on the early drinking side and this would have been fine a year ago.
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(Bedell Cellars Merlot) This wine is 94% merlot with 4% cabernet sauvignon and 2% cabernet franc and it was aged for 14 months in French-coopered American oak barrels. The nose featured red cherry, vanilla and smoky aromas. The palate is medium bodied with cherry, vanilla and cola with a subtle earthiness and medium tannins. The finish isn't particularly lengthy or nuanced, but this is a good wine from a less-than-good year.
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