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2017 Cakebread MerlotMerlot from United States


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  • 89 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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The 2017 Merlot is all from estate-grown fruit, with 87% coming from their Suscol Springs vineyard and 13% from Cakebread Winery Ranch vineyard. It was aged for 17 months in 55% new French Oak. Deep garnet-purple, the nose comes bounding of the glass with notes of blueberry pie, baked plums and chocolate box with hints of licorice and spice box. Medium-bodied, the palate gives up intense blue and black fruit preserves flavors with a wicked backbone of freshness and light grip of chewy tannins, finishing long and spicy.

Product Detail

Item # 120082
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa

89 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2017
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
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