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2014 Napa Valley Merlot

2014 Napa Valley Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Rutherford
Alcohol %
14.8

2014 Napa Valley Merlot

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SKU: 14ML712
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
There is a sweetness of toffee and oak that immediately jumps from the glass. Followed by darker raspberry and red cherry, this wine has a sense of pleasure that is truly inviting. Lush and juicy, powerful flavors of red plum, light caramel and sweetened cranberry meld together seamlessly. Yet there is a sense of acidity the provides this beautiful wine with focus and length.
Vineyard Notes
An excellent vintage, with quality along the lines of the heralded 2012 and 2013 seasons. "Early" was the key word all season, from bud break to veraison to harvest. A good helping of rain in late February and early March relieved most of the stress and set up the vines for a vigorous start. Everything was ready to go by mid-to-late August, including some of our younger Cabernet Sauvignon which usually ripens later in September. The typically warmer months avoided day time temperatures exceeding 100F, keeping mainly to the 90’s, perfect conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon to cruise along during ripening.