Vitus Wines

2010 Napa Valley Reserve Merlot

Merlot •Olive Hill Vineyard

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Sep 13, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$55.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Olive you forever

Cab Fans - this is the Merlot that we guarantee will win you over.

Today’s Vitus Wines 2010 Napa Valley Reserve Merlot is a single vineyard designate wine that is as richly layered and flavorful as your favorite Napa Cab. Lush dark notes of black cherry, blueberry, and boysenberry are joined by solid structure and extra fine tannins. This is a decanter, and will only continue to evolve the longer you allow it to rest in your cellar.

Cab lovers, be sure to give today’s gem a chance. And Merlot fans, we highly recommend that you stock up!

Tasting Profile

Look:

A rich, vibrant crimson at its heart. Intriguingly opaque.

Smell:

Delightfully balanced, with full dark cherry and plum laid overtop soft dark earth, black peppercorn, blueberry, espresso bean, chocolate, and rosemary.

Taste:

Lush dark fruit joins equally powerful hints of dark earth and spice in this wine. Sandalwood, tilled summer earth, peppercorn, and pomegranate black tea frame a fruity core of black cherry, blueberry, and mulberry.

Finish:

Best decanted, this gem will last for years. The lengthy finish is highlighted by solid structure and extra fine tannins.

Pairing:

Grilled skirt steak, marinated in fresh citrus, garlic, and cumin, then finished on a charcoal grill.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
John Gilpin
Accolades
Gold Medal - SF Chronicle Wine Comp.
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard
Olive Hill Vineyard
Fruit Variety
100% Merlot
ABV
14.3%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Sep 13, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$55.00
Avg. Price
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