Merlot – Textbook Napa Valley

Our wine tonight is the 2018 Merlot from Textbook Vineyards in Napa Valley, California.

Merlot

Vintage 2018

Napa Valley AVA.

80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Decanted 30 minutes.

Deep purple in color with a think light purple rim.

Expressive bouquet of black cherry on the nose, with hints of dark roasted coffee, oak, and vanilla.

Full bodied and structured with ample tannins.

Complex on the palate with black cherry, plum, blackberry and baking spices, with oak, licorice, and vanilla highlighting the mid-palate, finishing with a mild peppery tone and soft leather.

13.6% ABV

Textbook Merlot

Vintners Jonathan and Susan Pey.

Winery Escapades score of 89 points.

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