2003 Atalon Merlot
Deals plenty of sweet oak as well as berry, cherry, and plum-like fruit, and hints of underbrush and smoke. Round, moderately generous, and seductive, it will provide pleasure over the next 3-4 years. It is hard to find good, classic Merlot from California selling at a realistic price, but Atalon delivers the goods.
Wine.comExpressive and lifted, the Atalon 2003 Merlot displays aromas of rose petal, sweet anise and mint, opening to pomegranate, black cherry andmocha. The palate is reflective of the nose, with a rich entry and solid core of acidity that lengthens through black tea and sweet tannins onthe finish. Round and sensually shaped, the 2003 Merlot also has delineation and the framework to take it easily into the next decade.-Winemaker, Thomas Peffer
User Tasting Note
Fellow Drync'rWith Mana, Fergus and Eric Pillevesse. St Patty's day, Mar 17, 2010.