2019 Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley 2018 Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley A classic expression of Napa Valley Merlot, this 2019 wine offers alluring aromas of lush cherry, raspberry, cocoa and freshly baked pie crust. The cherry and raspberry notes are echoed on the silky palate, where fine-grained tannins and flavors of ripe plum, blueberry, licorice and [...]
2019 Emmolo Merlot 2019 Emmolo Merlot A vibrant red, this 2019 vintage is earthy and alluring, featuring scents of ripe plums, wild berry pie, and freshly we soil. Notes of new leather, sweet cigar, sage, and a whiff of mint add intriguing layers to the nose. The palate quickly builds and expands, offering flavors of [...]
2018 Freemark Abbey Merlot 2018 Freemark Abbey Merlot Youthful dark ruby color, the 2018 merlot expresses the depth of mountain fruit, particularly Howell mtn, with ripe blackberry, Santa Rosa plum and dark cherry. With nuances of arugula, Horehound, black pepper and sage, adding to the briary complexity, this wine is very stimulating to the senses. [...]
Michel Rolland, Pomerol vintner and consultant to many of the world’s top wineries, provides the vision for this limited release wine. It offers vibrant aromas of black cherry and ripe blackberries with accents of vanilla and freshly roasted coffee.
Colour: Ruby of medium intensity. Nose: Intense and complex nose, with aromas of wax, exotic woods, cocoa powder. Palate: Balanced and flattering, medium structure with fine and elegant tannins, and long aromatic persistence.
Appearance: Brilliant and ruby color. Nose: Aromas of fresh fruits and vanilla. Mouth: Fresh, well balanced with sweet tannins and nice final of cherry stone.
The color is concentrated, intense. Aromas of fresh black currant, sweet and ripe, bring great intensity to the wine’s fruity youthfulness. Careful barrel aging shows well. This 2010 vintage is fresh and powerful on the palate, with an evolution focusing on tight and firm tannins. The mid-palate is very fleshy, finishing on a slightly dry [...]
This wine is a superb ruby-red colour with purplish highlights. The initially closed-in bouquet opens up nicely on aeration. The wonderfully subtle aromas follow through in quick succession, starting with oaky overtones, followed by red-berry fruit, leading into terroir character: cocoa powder, roasting coffee, and Havana cigars. The initial softness on the palate gradually evolves [...]
Colour : deep ruby color with purple reflections. Nose : blackcurrant, blueberry as well as hints of cocoa and fresh tobacco. Mouth : fresh on the palate with full flavor and round body. Long finish, final note of minerality and a hint of chalkiness.
The barrel must contribute to the complexity of the wine’s fruit by adding spicy, varied and complementary aromas and thus enhancing the fruit.
The vineyard is particularly adapted to growing Merlot grapes. In perfect harmony with the estate’s terroir, Merlot is key in creating a smooth, supple, seductive wine that is fruity yet pure.
Fruity aromas are very present, along with a lovely balance between peppery, mineral and saline notes on one hand and roundness and sheer pleasure on the other.
Purple colour. The nose is spicy and slightly smoky, with notes of tobacco evolving with airing into aromas of red fruits. The attack is silky, and the mid-palate is fleshy. The wine has a good balance and a tasty and aromatic finish.
The palate is very smooth, satin-like tannin accompanied by a fresh line of acidity. Harmonious, almost sultry in style and yet there is plenty of freshness on the caressing finish.
The colour is dense and deep; notes of small black fruit on the nose. The attack on the palate is smooth, sensual, voluptuous, the structure is precise and refined, the particularly successful Cabernets Francs bringing elegance and a spicy freshness. The tasting ends with an indulgent finish, full of tension and flavour.
Explosive aromas, leading with fresh blackberries and dried, savory herbs. Hints of anise, clove and crushed stone. Dense and chewy on the palate, with an expansive entry that crescendos through the long finish of lingering, fine grain tannins.
The Mt. Brave Vineyard once the Chateau Potelle Vineyard was established decades ago at elevations ranging from 1400 to 1800 feet. While Mt. Veeder is cool Mt. Brave sits above the fog line with morning sun warming the grapes each day. Soils are a sparse gravelly loam. Nutrients and minerals are scant resulting in tiny [...]