Great gift bottle! Topographic stenciled front label continues on to the back with every bit of viticulture and wine making detail for the aficionado.
A Merlot of great symmetry and balance from Anthem’s Mount Veeder Estate vineyard that truly will be appreciated by Cabernet Sauvignon devotees! Problem! The 2016 vintage in Napa Valley is another great one, but mother nature continued to restrict yields. Thus only 150 cases of the gorgeous Merlot were produced!!
Wild berries, while 15% Cabernet Franc adds a savory dimension and a layer of spice and gentle herb aromas. Plush dark fruits with notes of espresso tinged mocha expand on the palate while finely integrated silky tannins extend the creamy, lengthy finish and some final mineral notes. Absolutely enjoyable now, but will evolve and provide great drinking for another 6-8 years.
“Suave and sinewy, featuring hints of pine in the aroma and flavors of dark currant, olive, and dried sage that are fine-meshed and lively. The minerally finish is pure-tasting, with notes of tar and spice. Drink now through 2025. 150 cases made. 93 points, Wine Spectator — KM