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Cakebread Merlot 2012

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ws
88
Our 2012 Merlot displays ripe black cherry and plum compote aromas complemented by enticing tea-leaf, toasted vanilla and woodsy scents. Plush, rich and juicy on the palate, its densely concentrated black cherry, dark plum and pomegranate flavors are supported by fine-grained tannins and a long, sumptuous finish graced by savory spice and mocha tones. An irresistibly lush Merlot of great depth, length and suppleness, it drinks deliciously now, yet will develop further complexity with another 2-3 years of bottle age.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Cakebread
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorSolidly built and well-focused, with accents of currant, cedar and tomato leaf. The tannins slowly build on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 5,000 cases made.

Tim Fish, October 31, 2015