2005 Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot

2005 | 2006

94 points
Wine Enthusiast
12/15/2008
Deeply impressive on every level, from the profound, inviting aromas of currants and fine oak to the mouthfeel, which is plush and important. Encased in a superb structure of acidity and firm tannins are ripe, complex flavors of currants, violets, olive tapenade and oatmeal raisin cookies. Completely dry, this beautiful wine should age well for six or more years.

95 Points
Wine News
10/01/2008
Intense garnet hue with a ruby rim. Lovely cherry-chocolate scents with a slight aromatic glow of menthol. Rich cooked cherry with an ever-present chocolate note that balances and melds nicely with dark fruit flavors. Lengthy finish and staying power with a good lick of clove, sweet tannins and a bit of graphite in the finish

  • 2005 Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot