Review Updated on 2020-05-20
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Rating 94
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Napa County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 13.5%
Price $37.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Dinner Parties, Treat Yo'self, Wine And Cheese Night

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Franc, Merlot , Sangiovese

Long Meadow Ranch Merlot 2016 Review

This is how it’s done. Varietal Merlot is an American tradition and we messed it up for a while. But THIS bottle shows why we once fell in love. There is a wonderful balance between fruit, tannins and acidity - I mean impeccable. Welcome to slight hints of aromas that will remind you of a forest in autumn and cracked black pepper on the savory side along with a kiss of blueberry. The palate is elegant, yet powerful, with the fruit core tight and harmonious, and the tannins forming the framework. It can age another few years but is drinking so well now. Grill up a skirt steak or just pop it with good friends at a wine and cheese night.

94
POINTS
Long Meadow Ranch Merlot 2016
This is how it’s done. Varietal Merlot is an American tradition and we messed it up for a while. But THIS bottle shows why we once fell in love. There is a wonderful balance between fruit, tannins and acidity - I mean impeccable. Welcome to slight hints of aromas that will remind you of a forest in autumn and cracked black pepper on the savory side along with a kiss of blueberry. The palate is elegant, yet powerful, with the fruit core tight and harmonious, and the tannins forming the framework. It can age another few years but is drinking so well now. Grill up a skirt steak or just pop it with good friends at a wine and cheese night.

Reviewed On: 03-20-2020
94
POINTS
Long Meadow Ranch Merlot 2016
This is how it’s done. Varietal Merlot is an American tradition and we messed it up for a while. But THIS bottle shows why we once fell in love. There is a wonderful balance between fruit, tannins and acidity - I mean impeccable. Welcome to slight hints of aromas that will remind you of a forest in autumn and cracked black pepper on the savory side along with a kiss of blueberry. The palate is elegant, yet powerful, with the fruit core tight and harmonious, and the tannins forming the framework. It can age another few years but is drinking so well now. Grill up a skirt steak or just pop it with good friends at a wine and cheese night.

Reviewed On: 03-20-2020