In the glass, this Napa Merlot has a dark garnet center with bricking edges and a red lipstick halo….
A sniff is tight at the start with dense black fruit ———-> An aggressive swirl brings out notes of cedar wood, unwashed blackberries, and saline….
The palate starts soft and round with ripe red cherries and puréed raspberries…. A chew and a swish bring out more of the cedar wood I got on the nose before a dark chocolate thing shows up and grabs my attention ————> The finish firms up a bit with sharp tannins that piggyback a long black currant and spicy black pepper ending that carries into my next sip….
Here’s a Napa Merlot from Twenty Rows that starts soft but develops a backbone and even some spiciness throughout ————> This wine is less about the destination and more about the journey…. 🎧🎧🎧 Listen to this wine with a song that starts soft & chill but shows climatic ending like The Revivalists – Monster
2014 Twenty Rows “Merlot” Napa Valley CA