2014 / Red

2014 Merlot

Full-bodied with great, clean fruit, a classic Bordeaux savory character and firm tannins, this wine is a complex and serious version of Merlot that can hold its own with many cabernets and announces to the world that merlot is a grape with serious intentions.


$30.00

Retail PRICE

$24.00

Wine Society PRICE



TASTING NOTES

Appearance: Medium ruby purple core and slightly lighter rim with lightly stained, moderate tearing in the glass.
Aroma: Aromatic and complex with black cherry, blackcurrant and plum matched with more savory dried herb and wood notes, baking spice, purple flower and chocolate.
Palate: Full-bodied with ripe black cherry and blackcurrant fruit on the entry mixed with savory herbal notes and barrel spice mixed with haunting violet floral elements. The mid-palate has a rich chocolate element and the finish is long with returning cherry joined by violet floral and subtle camphor notes surrounded by ripe chewy tannins. This is a Merlot made in a style that has its roots in the Bordeaux region and would be a perfect pairing with classic foods of that region like duck confit or cassoulet, as well as many hearty Basque dishes.

wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    Merlot

  • Appellation

    Paso Robles

  • Maturation

    Barrel aged for 15 months in French oak (15% new)

  • Alcohol

    15.0%

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