Reviewed on 2019-01-28
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Rating 94
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2014
Appellation
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.3%
Price $60.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Dinner With The Parents, Treat Yo'self, Wine And Cheese Night

Drink If You Like

Malbec, Merlot , Pinot Noir

Matanzas Creek Winery Merlot Jackson Park and Bennett Valley Vineyards 2014 Review

This wine is great. Merlot is really more about mouthfeel than it is about complex aromas because the variety has little to give on that front. So if you can get the structure right those, minimal aromas will be just right too; like in this wine. Soft, plush and comfy on the palate, this wine sings with good acidity and balance. The alcohol is high but you would never know it. It gets everything right down to the smooth blueberry and vanilla tinge in the background. No need for a big meal, this wine is all about cheese plates and conversation. If you want to pair with food, stick to lean meats.

94
POINTS
Matanzas Creek Winery Merlot Jackson Park and Bennett Valley Vineyards 2014
This wine is great. Merlot is really more about mouthfeel than it is about complex aromas because the variety has little to give on that front. So if you can get the structure right those, minimal aromas will be just right too; like in this wine. Soft, plush and comfy on the palate, this wine sings with good acidity and balance. The alcohol is high but you would never know it. It gets everything right down to the smooth blueberry and vanilla tinge in the background. No need for a big meal, this wine is all about cheese plates and conversation. If you want to pair with food, stick to lean meats.

Reviewed On: 01-28-2019
94
POINTS
Matanzas Creek Winery Merlot Jackson Park and Bennett Valley Vineyards 2014
This wine is great. Merlot is really more about mouthfeel than it is about complex aromas because the variety has little to give on that front. So if you can get the structure right those, minimal aromas will be just right too; like in this wine. Soft, plush and comfy on the palate, this wine sings with good acidity and balance. The alcohol is high but you would never know it. It gets everything right down to the smooth blueberry and vanilla tinge in the background. No need for a big meal, this wine is all about cheese plates and conversation. If you want to pair with food, stick to lean meats.

Reviewed On: 01-28-2019