Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Enate 2011 Merlot

Cedary plum and berry aromas are savory and ripe, but not overt. This feels layered and almost lush, with grabby tannins. Flavors of blackberry, baking spices, cocoa and mocha finish chewy, chocolaty and long. This is a serious Merlot to drink through 2019.

Original review published by Wine Mag 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Occasio 2013 Thatcher Bay Vineyard Merlot

Subtle power and a structure built for aging lift this wine above the crowd. It has deep and concentrated black cherry and cassis flavors, an abundance of fine-grained tannins, velvety texture, and a tasty, lingering finish. Best after 2019.

Original review published by Wine Mag