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Absolutely terrific stuff, and made in a super-concentrated style that I love, the Frostwatch 2014 Merlot could be the poster-child of classic California Merlot.  With a bouquet that makes you do a double sniff, then checking off every box with notes of melted black chocolate, Asian plum, spice box and mulberries, this Merlot is gorgeous now and will age gracefully for 20 years.  Raised from the newly formed Bennett Valley AVA, the 20 year old vines produce fruit of distinguished qualities, and with just 9 barrels produced, there’s not much of this to go around.

Connecting all the dots for 19 months in French oak barrels, this wine is further elevated from more than 15 months developing inside the bottle.  Enormously endowed and packed with mocha-infused chocolates, black cherries, vivid plum and dried flowers which come nestled inside a supportive, round frame.  Our panel was so enthralled by the quality of this Merlot, that we’re pouring it by-the-glass in our Yountville store… Come in for a taste.

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From Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, “Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Merlot is scented of red and black plums, dried Mediterranean herbs, vanilla and spice box. Full-bodied in the mouth, it has a relatively tannic backbone dominating the fruit and drying out the finish slightly, but there is a lot of expressive fruit to love and it should reward another 3-5 years in bottle.” 90+ Points

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Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 3 × 3 in


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