Lot 579 | 2015 Napa Valley

Merlot

A powerful, inky Merlot from one of the top Merlot vineyards in Napa Valley.

$25.00

(34 Reviews)

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

Lot 579 2015 Napa Valley Merlot

Lot 579 | 2015 Napa Valley

Merlot

$25.00

(34 Reviews)

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

Wine Details

A deeply colored red that pours opaque in the glass. The nose is a bit concave and brooding at this point, drawing you down into the complex and swirling but also fleeting and ever-changing aromas – the olfactory effect of “structure”. Think Pomerol on steroids. Loamy olive and crushed red rock are replaced by black cherry juice and deep plum, which give way to acacia flower, cedar and blackcurrant…all of which are constantly shifting and ethereal. Supple on entry, but you’ll quickly get the impression of power as the chalky, well-integrated tannins rise up to greet you. Perfectly polished and quite pleasurable for a wine of this immensity, the subtle waves of fruit riding the broad tannic frame quickly serve to remind you that this wine is just a baby. Definitely decant for a few hours, or give it a cool, dark home to rest and drink over the next 10 years.

  • Vintage
  • 2015
  • Appellation
  • Napa Valley
  • Grape
  • Merlot 95%, Cabernet Franc 3%, Petit Verdot 2%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 15.4%
  • Cases Produced
  • 300
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2028
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

Sourced from a southern Napa winery (just in the eastern hills between the Silverado Trail and the base of Atlas Peak appellation) that changed hands last year, this is killer wine from killer dirt, with a reputation as being one of the best Merlot plantings in the valley. As with Lot 578, this wine was made available due to the winery changing hands and new ownership's need to reposition the inventories on hand. From a $125+/bottle program that's one of the most expensive Merlots in Napa, this is a powerful, inky wine with incredible pedigree.

Reviews

34 Reviews Total

Rob

Verified Purchase

Ok need to be honest... when I saw I was getting a Merlot in March 2018 shipment I was not thrilled. However, I trust Cam and have enjoyed almost every bottle I’ve received over last 3 years. This Merlot was exceptional! I decanted for a couple hours and yes, it drank very much like one of CH exceptional Cabs. Only regret is that it is now sold out! If you have one in wine fridge I expect it will Age quite well if you save it!

Dave_Grant

Verified Purchase

I'm just not crazy about Merlot. I love cab. This was good and definitely drank like a cab. It's sold out now, but was definitely worth the try, but I'd rather go with a cab. Good and balanced. Enjoyed it very much. If I had to drink a Merlot, this is it.

Arcprise

Verified Purchase

Nice medium bodied merlot with cherry, berry and medium finish

Randall

Verified Purchase

Wow! This Merlot is Dynamite. Well balanced and full of fruit and will hold up aging. Not your average Merlot for sure and one of the best I have had.

RJ

Verified Purchase

Best Merlot my wife and I have had in ages. Have 2 cases and would buy more if available. Certainly Cab like in lots of ways.

579

Verified Purchase

This Merlot certainly is a bold wine! It really holds up, has a great nose and color and is more like a cab but not with all the tannis. I'm glad we bought this and am sad to see it is sold out but that is the nature of good wines with CHWines. You know you have a good one (value/taste) when that happens.

JamieEnglish

Verified Purchase

marvelous wine - rich and quality - the last glass was the best so should improve tremendously with cellar time

Johnny

Verified Purchase

Big and powerful Merlot. Make sure you decant. This wine was even better the next day.

JC Wine

Verified Purchase

This Merlot packed a punch...which is what we were hoping for. It's got a lot of deep flavors, as some have referred to it as 'cab-like.' But it also carries some strawberry and cherry flavors and was great with a brief decant. Very drinkable. Very smooth.

LVJimmyD

Verified Purchase

Definately as good as wine I've purchased elsewhere at twice the price. Be sure to decant or otherwise prepare this wine. Consumed one bottle over 3 days without any preparation. By day 3 it was at its' best. Ordered more which will get more attention before being consumed.