Merlot 2019 Dry Creek Valley Reserve
Old world meets new world... and like the past 2 vintages (16 and 18) it's as good as any Merlot I've tasted... High end Bordeaux can't compete, and Italian Supertuscans don't have a chance. This aroma of wood and forest spice lead to hints of red fruit and cherry cola. On the taste I get some black currant and chocolate notes... and an aftertaste that lingers long enough that you must sip again... fantastic flavors and better pricing... At $100 this stuff is a lay up for serious red drinkers. Most of the best reds in the world use Merlot becuase of it's characteristics as a blending grape... here we turn the tables on the wine world and highlight the elegance and royalty of the grape. Limited production: 118 cases.