Oh, so THIS is why folks used to get excited about Napa Merlot! There's already some maturity to the aromas, with lots of redcurrant, cured tobacco, rose petal, cedar and spice notes that reprise on the elegant, silky, palate and linger long and sweet on the finish. Just 13.5%, perfectly ripe, and utterly compelling, this tastes as much like mature Bordeaux or old Rioja as anything else.
Crazy layered blue fruits, yum!
Crazy layered blue fruits, yum!9.2