2014 Merlot, Glen Oaks Vineyard
- American Viticultural Area
- Sonoma Valley
- 100% new French oak, fermented and aged entirely in the new barrels for 22 months
- Serving temp.
- 66° F
- Best from
- Smoked meat, sweet-spicy glazes, dark chocolate, berries, cream
Not remotely the Merlot you know. Full new French oak barrel fermentation and an extensive aging program have made this a dark, round, colossal wine. Packed with blackberry, blueberry, black licorice and chocolate notes, the finish goes on and on. Described as “cuddly like a tiger.”
With a wine this full-bodied, go big or go home. You need hardwood charcoal, lots of smoke, and a sweet-spicy glaze. Or chocolate. Dark chocolate, covered with berries, topped with cream. In the dark of winter, you'll be toasty warm with a glass of merlot.