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Deep, lovely aromas of ripe black cherry and blackcurrant fruit are complemented by light floral notes in the nose of this plush, supple merlot. Rich, concentrated flavors of ripe blackberry, black plum and blackcurrant fill the lush palate, framed by fine-grained tannins, leading to a long finish showcasing bright black cherry, berry and mineral tones. Delicious now, this classic Napa Valley merlot will gain further complexity with another 5-7 years’ bottle age.
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The 2015 Cakebread Cellars Merlot instantly begins with a fantastic aromatic range, consisting of of wild blackberry, cassis, plum, green pepper, graphite and tobacco. It possesses a lovely voluptous texture and full body, with concentrated flavors of ripe blue and black fruits that envelope the palate. Overall, this is an absolutely delicious Merlot with 5% Cabernet Franc, which is already drinking tremendously well.
- Grape Variety
- 95% merlot, 5% cabernet franc
- Alcohol Content
- Napa Valley, 79% estate