Lot 410 | 2012 Napa Valley

Red Hen Ranch Merlot

Gold Medal: 2014 Denver Int'l Wine Competition; 93 Pts, Gold Medal: Critics Challenge; A dense, Napa Valley single-vineyard beauty.

$18.00

(20 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Lot 410 2012 Red Hen Ranch, Oak Knoll District Merlot

Lot 410 | 2012 Napa Valley

Red Hen Ranch Merlot

$18.00

(20 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

Opens with aromas of plum and blueberry fruit, spice, mocha, and crushed rock notes. On the palate, dark blue fruit is wrapped around a tightly wound core of dusty tannins. Fruit, earth and minerality are seamlessly meshed, leading to a long and sustained finish that only begins to hint at what’s yet to come. This is a densely packed and substantial wine that needs a good hour in a decanter, and would definitely benefit from a few years in the cellar. Fantastic with grilled steak.

  • Vintage
  • 2012
  • Appellation
  • Napa Valley
  • Grape
  • Merlot 75%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.8%
  • Cases Produced
  • 1200 Cases
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2022
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

Oak Knoll is one of Napa’s best places to grow Merlot – it sits atop the valley’s largest alluvial fan formed by Dry Creek (different from the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma), and is basically 10-20 feet of cobblestones covered by a bit of loamy soil, with late afternoon breezes keeping temperatures slightly cooler than the upper valley. The resulting Merlot berries are small and concentrated, with the resulting wines displaying a Cabernet-like structure. Fruit from Red Hen Ranch goes into some very high end Napa Merlot, Cabernet, and Meritage programs ($75+).

Reviews

20 Reviews Total

john

Verified Purchase

Lot 410 just continues to improve and sail with time. A very nice complex merlot, which is tough to come by in the Napa Valley. You will enjoy this beauty.

Matthew

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This is a cab drinkers merlot! Rich and full bodied. Disappointed it sold out so fast.

Brian

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Very sad to see this one sold out - was going to get a case more! Very meaty red and a long finish. Great for the price.

george

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Here is a Merlot that reminds me of how good a Merlot can be. Too bad its sold out!

Dawson

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We found this to be a superb Merlot, with rich, dimensional flavor and a lasting finish. Glad we bought several bottles and will go back for more.

Thomas

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Love this wine. I agree, does not drink like a Merlot. Dark, lush and full of flavor. Not a thin Merlot like a few of the other CH Merlot's I've tasted. Will purchase again. Also, great price for a wine this good.

David

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Elegant, structured, delicious. I know it is merlot, but it does not drink like a merlot....more like a cabernet. Old world style, not too fruit forward which is my preference. Wonderful persistence on the finish, great with food.

Ron

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This Merlot is awesome!

1jimshoe

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Not a big fan of Merlot, but this is amazing. Sweet but not sugar sweet, smooth and fruity. Not harsh at all. This was my first bottle from Cameron hughes, and since then I have gotten more wine, including a case of 410 Merlot.! When I go to get wine, I'am going to Cameron Hughes first !!!

Steve

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This is a wonderful Merlot for any occasion. Rich and smooth. Served this at a family dinner and my daughter (a cab fan) thought it was a cab. My wife and I really enjoy this wine!