2011 Napa Valley Reserve Merlot
California: Napa Valley: Carneros
Inky and opaque. Dark magenta with fine sanguine edges.
Lush and full, with blackberry, bramble, cedar and mixed spice aplenty.
Flavors closely mirror the nose. Add to these some dusty baker’s chocolate, cassis, plum and toasty oak.
Exceptionally long. Fruit and spice tail off very slowly. Eventually the mouth is left with a plush dryness.
We’ll be enjoying this plush wine with a chopped salad with grilled flank steak and a citrus and fennel dressing.
What the Winery Says
- Los Carneros, Napa
- Harvest date
- November 6, 2011
- Bottle date
- February 11, 2014
- Release date
- July 18, 2014
- 800 cases
- Tom Meadowcroft