Reviewed on 01-02-2019
By
Rating B
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2014
Appellation
Napa Valley
Napa County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $70.00  Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Long-Term Aging, Sipping Without Food, Winning Over the Boss

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec , Tannat

The Full Review

I popped this bottle and sipped without looking at what the grape was and thought this is a good Cab. Then I turned it around and saw that it was a Merlot. Well, that’s weird. This is a good wine but very expensive with not a lot of complexity; it’s powerful with significant tannins and 14.5% alcohol with earthy tones and plum and blackberry aromas. The oak on the wine is pretty upfront and it’s a bit big for a Merlot. It might benefit from more aging, but if you are looking for a more elegant Merlot from Cali, this isn't it. If you like classic, full bodied Cali Merlot, this is your wine.