90
points

Vintner's Reserve Sonoma County Merlot 2016

Intricate layers of black cherry, plum, currant, and wild berry mingle with a hint of spice. The soft, delicate, elegant tannins of this Bordeaux varietal carry these aromas and flavors to a long, silky and lingering finish.

$24
/bottle
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Wine Facts
Appellation
Sonoma County
Composition
89% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot
T.A.
0.56g/100ml
pH
3.58
Alc %
14.50%

Acclaim

90 points, Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, Mar 2020

Herbal, meaty and generously fruity in plum and dark cherry, this wine is approachable and deeply concentrated, with ample complexity around its soft, supple tannin profile and integrated oak. The finish is textured and dusty in crushed rock. —Virginie Boone

Winemaking

Aged 20 months in 74% French oak (21% new) and 26% American oak (3% new)

Vineyards

Growing Regions: 94% Sonoma County, 3% Napa County, 3% Mendocino County

black cherry, plum, currant and wild berry
Primary Aromas & Flavors
flatbread pizza
Food & Wine Pairing
55° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
bordeaux
Ideal Glass Shape