2013 Merlot, Napa Valley

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Cakebread Merlot, Napa Valley

About This Wine

Fragrant ripe black cherry, red plum and blackberry aromas, complemented by whiffs of black tea, oak and chocolate, introduce our bold, beautifully structured Napa Valley Merlot. Rich and plump on the palate with lush cherry, plum and red currant flavors framed by firm, yet fine-grained tannins, the acclaimed 2013 vintage culminates in a long finish accented by zesty tea-leaf spice tones. Delicious now, this youthful merlot wine will benefit from another 5-7 years’ aging.

News & Acclaim

Outstanding

June 21, 2016 – A wine with gusto, black cherry, spice-oak, plum, and rich mocha. *note from publisher Richard Elia: …if you’re tasting the 2013 vintage, you’re tasting some of the best Merlot to come out of Napa and Sonoma in years, and that with its moderate tannins will keep for several years.

QRW – THE WINE MAGAZINE – 2013 VINTAGE
Fragrant ripe black cherry, red plum and blackberry aromas, complemented by whiffs of black tea, oak and chocolate, introduce this bold, beautifully structured Napa Merlot. Rich and plump on the palate with lush cherry, plum and red currant flavors….
– Julianne Laks