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2012 Peju Merlot "Napa Valley"

Winery: Peju

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 97% Merlot & 3% Malbec

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

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

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Peju 2012 Merlot.

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