Merlot

2017

This Merlot is sourced from three sites: Loess Vineyard, Mill Creek Upland, and Leonetti Old Block. Aged 15 months in new and second-year French oak barrels, puncheons, and oval botti.

 

 

 

93+ points
"The only 2017 I was able to taste from this terrific estate, the 2017 Merlot reveals a saturated purple color as well as a terrific perfume of black cherries, cassis, toasty oak, and graphite. It's medium to full-bodied, plump, and rounded, with ample tannins as well as purity of fruit. It needs 2-4 years of bottle age but is a beautiful, outstanding, incredibly promising Merlot. The blend is 94% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon and it spent 15 months in 60% new French oak."
Jeb Dunnuck,

SKU/Code: 
DB7301-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Merlot