California: Napa Valley
Dark and delicious, today’s stunning wine hails from the 96 point 2007 vintage.
Barlow’s 2007 Napa Valley Merlot will appeal to Merlot drinkers - but also to fans of bold Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a sophisticated wine that delivers an elegant but bold rush of fruit, on the nose and on the palate.
Decant for 20 minutes and it really springs to life driving bold fruit to the far corners of the palate.
Pair this food-fantastic wine with grilled meats with a spiced brown sugar or molasses dry rub.
Deep and dark vermillion, with glinting garnet edging. the wine appears heavy in the glass, causing it to settle quickly. Once the wine settles, a few beats of time pass, tall, skinny legs rocket downward.
Dark and sophisticated with a warm perfumed nose of black cherry, boysenberry jam, anise, dark wildflower honey, dried roses, semi-dried tobacco leaf, cherry pie a la mode.
Integrated and assertive tannins drive fruit and spice all around the palate. The wine leads with black plum, black cherry, tobacco leaf and soft brown spice.
Elegant and sophisticated with fruit that lasts longest at the edges of the palate. Assertive tannins slowly dwindle on the finish.