Explosive aromas of warm yeasty blackberry cobbler, Asian spice, and the telltale exotic Mandarin Orange peel define Blueline Merlot. The palate explodes with rich flavor and interweaves red (dark sour cherry and plum) and black fruits (blackberry) with intriguing notes of hoisin and a notable crushed stone minerality. Layered and very complex, the texture denotes classic silky Merlot suppleness. While this vintage offers a smoother delivery than the 2013, it possesses a firm spine in its structural core. The finish is rich and expansive, balanced against a band of refreshing acidity, the vibrancy of minerality yielding a wine of great contrast.
Amazingly approachable now with a sleek texture and bright aromatic, this Merlot has the stuffing to age gracefully and could outrun common assertions of age-ability for Merlot. The ‘14 Merlot should hit its peak in the next 3 to 5 years, and may be great for many years after.
81% Merlot, 9% Cab, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot
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- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Napa Valley