90
points

Vintner's Reserve Sonoma County Merlot 2017

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
98% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 0.5% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc
T.A.
0.55g/100ml
pH
3.57
Alc %
14.5%

Acclaim

90 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, March 2021

Fresh and juicy, with good cut to the red currant and dried berry flavors that feature bright minerality. Ends with a creamy, well-spiced finish, with notes of dried green herbs. Drink now through 2023. 

 

2016 Vintage

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 21 months in 76% French oak (15% new) and 24% American oak (4% new)

Vineyards

Growing Regions: 93% Sonoma County, 6% Mendocino County, 1% Napa 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