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Cakebread Merlot 2012

$69.99
$62.99

SKU 1426

750ml

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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%
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateIt is hard to find fault with a wine such as Cakebread Cellars' 2012 Merlot. This gorgeous effort represents everything this grape can produce. It exhibits a dense purple color, lots of sweet black cherry and mocha-infused fruit, and caresses the palate with an opulence and richness that are hard to resist. The wine's beautiful purity, stunning texture, and overall ripeness and sexiness are what Merlot is all about. Medium to full-bodied and beautifully balanced, it can be drunk now and over the next 7-8 years. Bravo!

Robert Parker, October 2014
  • 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