About the Wine
The 2018 Textbook Merlot comes from two blocks located within the famed Napa Valley. Each site brings unique attributes (both gravelly soils and loamy soils) that add complexity. The Oak Knoll lot brings backbone, sweet red fruit and tannins. The Yountville district Merlot lot showcases color and subtle, high-quality tannins. The Cabernet Sauvignon fraction adds power and “grip”. Together, they all complete a wonderful package. This beautiful wine is 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 14 months in French oak barrels.
Intensely perfumed, structured and filled with a refined richness to the cherry, plum tart and dried raspberry flavors that glide across the palate. A balanced finish filled with subtle notes of sandalwood and allspice.
This wine will pair beautifully with Lamb or a Veil Stew.
The Wine Down
This medium bodied wine is of great value. You can find this bottle for under $20.