2014 Jason Stephens Estate Merlot Santa Clara ValleyBlend from United States
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On the nose, there are hints of chocolate, sugar plum, raspberry & incense. On the palate, there are flavors of fruit cake, blueberry & cherry. This wine would pair bes...
- 94 Tastings.com (Beverage Testing Institute)
- 89 Wine Enthusiast
94 Tastings.com (Beverage Testing Institute)
Black garnet color. Aromas of stewed berries and plums, pine, ink, roasted jalapeño, and coconut layer cake with toasted pecans with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and an even, charming, medium-long toasted rosemary-olive bread, chocolate genache, and suede finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. An ageable merlot with inky concentration and craveable fruit.
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Rounded red-berry fruit meets with vanilla, caramel, smoke & wet soil on the nose of this bottling from a winery near Morgan Hill. Hickory smoke & rich red-fruit flavors start the palate, where grippy tannins lead into a cocoa-laced finish. It needs some time to smooth out.
On the nose, there are hints of chocolate, sugar plum, raspberry & incense. On the palate, there are flavors of fruit cake, blueberry & cherry. This wine would pair best with a spiced pork tenderloin in a cherry-thyme sauce.
94 - Tastings.com (Beverage Testing Institute)
89 - Wine Enthusiast
|Varietal(s)||Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec|
|Taste||currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger, vanilla, pepper, earth, green and mocha|
|Nose||violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box and spice|