K Vintners 2011 Northridge Merlot
100% Merlot | Alc: 15% – Supple and Smooth
Columbia Valley, Washington
Classic Merlot. Can I say “classic”? Hell yes, sure I can. Pencil shavings, graphite, cocoa powder, milk chocolate, and espresso. The complex aroma of a woman’s evening bag, think perfume, coins, paper money, lipstick, a cosmetic case, a pencil and perhaps even a broken match book. Classic, yes indeed.
“We finished the tasting with the two Bordeaux blends. About as sexy and voluptuous as they come in the vintage, the 2011 Merlot Northridge Vineyard gives up loads of plum, violets, cassis, graphite and hints of spring flowers to go with a full-bodied, hedonistically styled profile on the palate. Possessing no hard edges, yet solid concentration and sweet tannin, it will put a smile on anyone’s face over the coming 7-8 years.” 94 Pts – The Wine Advocate
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