OG N.123 2017 Napa Valley Merlot 12-bottle case
*SHIPS EARLY MARCH WEATHER PERMITTING
Definitely a Cab-lovers Merlot, this densely colored, rich, chewy red will make you wonder why you don't drink more Merlot. There is some serious fortitude as well as supple complexity to this dynamite wine.
To boot, I got a hell of a deal on this wine as it's a '17 vintage. What was/is priced at $60+ out of the tasting room, I can offer to you today at $10/bottle, $120/case. With almost exactly three months in the bottle (and because of the fact that its a '17 vintage), it's already blossoming and drinking quite well. Of course, there's still a little room for improvement but you can crack one of these now or enjoy it over the next decade+.
Deep ruby in the glass with an opaque core. Beautiful, uplifted bouquet of ripe cherries jubilee, baking spice, plum, and chocolate/tootsie roll oak notes with a kiss of mineral-infused tobacco leaf and white flower. As complex as it is gorgeous. Big and rich on the palate with gobs of ripe, red and blacks fruits perfectly integrated with chewy tannins in a long, chocolatey finish.
99% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon
50% Calistoga (hillside alluvial estate vineyard) and 50% St. Helena
40% new French oak
500 cases available.
Bottled November 13, 2020