2009 Merlot, Napa Valley

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Cakebread Merlot, Napa Valley

About This Wine

Our 2009 Napa Valley Merlot displays characteristic ripe black cherry and plum compote aromas complemented by enticing tea-leaf, toasted vanilla and woodsy scents. Plush, rich and juicy on the palate, its densely concentrated black cherry, dark plum and pomegranate flavors are supported by fine-grained tannins and a long, sumptuous finish graced by savory spice and mocha tones. An irresistibly lush Merlot wine of great depth, length and suppleness, this vintage drinks deliciously now, yet will develop further complexity with another 2-3 years of bottle age.

News & Acclaim

90 points

June 03, 2013 – Purple-black fruit flavors center this merlot, while scents of coffee and tar build off the tannins at the edges. The structure, still youthfully tart, could use a year or two in bottle to mellow. Or decant it to serve with grilled sirloin.

WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE – 2009 VINTAGE
An irresistibly lush Napa Merlot of great depth, length and suppleness, it drinks deliciously now, yet will develop further complexity with another 2-3 years of bottle age.