2012 Peju Merlot "Napa Valley"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"
Wine Category: Merlot
Grape blend: 97% Merlot & 3% Malbec
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 88.6 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: April 17, 2015
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Merlot from Napa Valley opens with a fragrant Acai berry and blackberry bouquet with hints of leather and dark chocolate. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused blueberry with notes of boysenberry and red currant. The finish is dry and its flavors linger for a little while. This is a very good Merlot to serve with food. A homemade meatloaf was the first thing that came to my mind. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Our estate grown Merlot is a luscious wine with plum, black currant, cola, anise and vanilla in the nose and on the palate. Blended with a small amount of Malbec, the texture is soft and full with gentle, well developed tannins in the finish. This is the perfect choice for stews, pork, lamb and sausages.
Organic status: not organic
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