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Napa Valley Merlot 2017
90 Points
January 13, 2020
The 2017 Merlot is deep, fruity and quite expressive. Black cherry, plum new leather, dried herbs and spice are nicely layered in a deep, resonant Merlot.
– Antonio Galloni
Napa Valley Merlot 2016
92 Points
Wine Advocate
October 1, 2019
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it has a softly spoken nose of warm plums, blackberry pie and Black Forest cake with suggestions of menthol, tobacco and cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is gently swathed in soft, plush tannins and has loads of juicy black fruits, lifted with a lively line of freshness and finishing with a minty kick.
– Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Private: Napa Valley Merlot 2015
91 Points
March 29, 2019
The 2015 Cakebread Cellars Merlot instantly begins with a fantastic aromatic range, consisting of of wild blackberry, cassis, plum, green pepper, graphite and tobacco. It possesses a lovely voluptous texture and full body, with concentrated flavors of ripe blue and black fruits that envelope the palate. Overall, this is an absolutely delicious Merlot with 5% Cabernet Franc, which is already drinking tremendously well.
– Joe D'Angelo
Private: Napa Valley Merlot 2015
San Francisco International Wine Competition
November 30, 2018
Deep, lovely aromas of ripe black cherry and blackcurrant fruit are complemented by light floral notes in the nose of this plush, supple Merlot. Rich, concentrated flavors of ripe blackberry, black plum and blackcurrant fill the lush palate, framed by fine-grained tannins, leading to a long finish showcasing bright black cherry, berry and mineral tones.
– Anthony Dias Blue
Napa Valley Merlot
Los Angeles Int'l Wine & Spirits Competition
June 6, 2017
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