2009 Delectus Knights Valley MerlotBlend from United States
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"WOW!! You are greeted with an explosive nose that's loaded with blackberry, crushed rock, vanilla, clove, ripe banana peel, dried cherries and pineapple liqueur. This dark c...
- 90 Wine Spectator
90 Wine Spectator
"Sleek and silky, with floral black cherry aromas and layered flavors of red currant, mocha and toasty spice. Tannins kick in on the finish. Drink now through 2017. 325 cases made. "
"WOW!! You are greeted with an explosive nose that's loaded with blackberry, crushed
rock, vanilla, clove, ripe banana peel, dried cherries and pineapple liqueur. This dark
chocolate, chewy, dense, rich, broad and well-balanced wine shows an enormously full
body with an extremely long and spicy-hot finish. In one word.. Striking! " Winery Tasting Notes
About the Vineyards
"Ranging from 1450 – 1600 feet in elevation, our two blocks of Merlot (Clone 3 and 181) cover the lowest portions of our vineyard. These three acres feature a greater concentration of loam, which is preferable for this finicky variety, but has yet to produce more than five tons of Merlot. The combination of small yields and tiny berries produces a profoundly intense and inky wine. "
90 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah|
|Taste||currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger, vanilla, jam, dark berry fruit, high tannin and black pepper|
|Nose||violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, spice, boysenberry, blueberry and jam|