Merlot, yes please!

I just want to get it out there now. I LOVE MERLOT! I am not a fair weather merlot fan. Its been my grape for over 20 years, and will continue to be, because it is a wonderful,tasty, complex grape.

Today we enjoyed a lovely 2014 merlot from Hook and Ladder Winery.

This wine is a beautiful deep garnet color. The nose is cherry and spice. On the pallet its jammy cherry and plums with a bit of pepper. The finish is balanced and a bit smokey.

This wine was a bit tight initially, but allowing it to decant and open up really showed how multifaceted and well developed this wine will be in the future.

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