Black cherry and chocolate mocha mingle with blackberries and hints of olive in a broad-shouldered wine with surprising stuffing given its low tariff. Fine grained tannins provide silky texture and a long and penetrating finish. Delicious and easy to drink now, yet very cellar worthy. This Bordeaux-style blend presents the best of Oakville in an aggressively priced bottle of wine. Enjoy!
Blackberry, Cherry, Chocolate
Appellation: Oakville, Napa Valley 100%
Grape: Merlot 89%, Cabernet Sauvignon 6%, Cabernet Franc 5%
Alcohol by volume: 14.6%
This wine is one of a series of wines we will be producing with one of Napa Valley’s premier grape growing families. It’s a match made in Heaven. They own and farm thousands of Napa Valley’s best dirt, but have only a small brand of their own. This is a fantastic Oakville Meritage sourced, again, from the heart of Oakville and with plenty of structure and stuffing for Cabernet lovers.
Lot 335 tis a good Lot! This is some serious stuff. I had a couple of glasses after work before dinner, and found it to deliver all kinds of smooth complexity. Definitely one of my more enjoyable wine sessions in recent memory.