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2007 Napa Valley Merlot

by David on May 20, 2010

This is no Cabernet wannabe. With its red fruit, velvety tannins and earthy, slightly herbal note it’s unmistakably Merlot.      

This is 100% Merlot, but you can still call it a blend because it brings together rich, ripe flavors from our Yountville Estate and the leaner, earthier character of Carneros-grown fruit. It all adds up to delicious! 2007, perhaps the best vintage we’ve seen since 1997, yielded flavors of ripe cherry, strawberry, turned earth, mocha and a hint of smoke and toasty oak.

Merlot and food: With its soft tannins, Merlot has a long-standing reputation for being versatile at the table. Colleen serves it with everything from poultry to pasta, to a good steak! Give it a try with her recipe for Spring Lamb with Honey-Thyme Root Vegetables.

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