Barnett Vineyards Estate Bottled Spring Mountain District Merlot 2014

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Time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a nice one from Napa Valley. Dark purple in color with a reddish rim. Full bodied and bold with medium acidity. Dry to off dry on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, light medicine, coffee and peppercorn Medium length on the finish soft tannins and tangy raspberries. This is a very enjoyable Merlot from a great vintage. I actually expected more from this, but I believe it is still young. Too fruity for me, and that would hopefully calm down in the future. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years. Good right out of the bottle and better after 3 hours of airtime. A good quality wine, but a little unbalanced. Robert Parker 90 points. Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and olives. A blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 22 months in French Oak Barrels ( 60% new). 14.8% alcohol by volume. 90 points. $65.

Time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a nice one from Napa Valley. Dark purple in color with a reddish rim. Full bodied and bold with medium acidity. Dry to off dry on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, light medicine, coffee and peppercorn Medium length on the finish soft tannins and tangy raspberries. This is a very enjoyable Merlot from a great vintage. I actually expected more from this, but I believe it is still young. Too fruity for me, and that would hopefully calm down in the future. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years. Good right out of the bottle and better after 3 hours of airtime. A good quality wine, but a little unbalanced. Robert Parker 90 points. Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and olives. A blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 22 months in French Oak Barrels ( 60% new). 14.8% alcohol by volume. 90 points. $65.

9.0

Peggy Hadley

“Wine and Roses “ benefiting Donald W Renyolds Cancer support house. Jim is the wine auctioneer.

“Wine and Roses “ benefiting Donald W Renyolds Cancer support house. Jim is the wine auctioneer.

9.4

David Walser

Brought this with us to Panama. Enjoyed between various locally available South American wines. Not a fair comparison.

Brought this with us to Panama. Enjoyed between various locally available South American wines. Not a fair comparison.

9.4

Sam Zavari

Super tasty and fruity. Full of ripe cherries. A crowd pleaser. I'm pretty sure they cut it with Syrah. It's just too ripe and jammy. A crowd pleaser. $107

Super tasty and fruity. Full of ripe cherries. A crowd pleaser. I'm pretty sure they cut it with Syrah. It's just too ripe and jammy. A crowd pleaser. $107

9.2

Michael Widner

Great bouquet, flavor and finish I highly recommend this wine.

Great bouquet, flavor and finish I highly recommend this wine.

9.5

Michael Mathews

Wonderful Barnett Merlot. Beautiful bouquet, big mouth feel, soft subtle full mouth coverage but not heavy. Luscious. Delicious.

Wonderful Barnett Merlot. Beautiful bouquet, big mouth feel, soft subtle full mouth coverage but not heavy. Luscious. Delicious.

9.2

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

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    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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