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2016 Basalt Cellars MerlotMerlot from United States


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  • 94 (Beverage Testing Institute)
  • 90 International Wine Report
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Dark dusty garnet color. Inviting aromas and flavors of cinnamon-dusted dark chocolate, dark-roasted espresso beans, hints of earth, and lingonberry with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, complex, long finish revealing touches of ripe plum, candied ginger, and chai latte with moderate oak flavor. A bold, distinctive, wonderfully balanced Merlot for now or later; serve with excellent meals and excellent company.

90 International Wine Report

This has nice smoke and herbal qualities on the nose with red cherry and crushed mint. The palate is lithe, showing good minerality. Black tea, blackberry pie and black cherry with red bell pepper all mingle together in the glass.

Product Detail

Item # 128474
Country United States
Region Washington
Sub-Region Columbia Valley

94 - (Beverage Testing Institute)

90 - International Wine Report

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.9%
Varietal(s) Merlot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather