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2013 Hawley Wine Merlot Hawley Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Dry Creek Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • jmcafee Does not like this wine:

    May 19, 2021 - Powerful funky musty nose at opening, overwhelming most of the wine's character. This improved by 75% 3 hours after decanting and aeration, but was still lingering quite a bit after 24 hours. On the good side, there is a nice Bing cherry on the mid palate with good acidity, and medium finish. If the funk was not there, I would say this could age nicely for another 3 years until 2024. If your bottle is like mine, pop and pour... down the drain.



  • Lord Hamsterly commented:

    7/7/21, 1:45 PM - I popped open one of mine a couple nights ago and no funk that you were describing at all. A 3 hour decant was definitely good for it to all come together but I wonder if there was something off with your bottle. I'd be happy to pop and pour.... down my gullet. :)

  • jmcafee commented:

    7/7/21, 7:38 PM - Thank you for your comment! Glad your bottle was better than mine.

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