Hartwell Vineyards Merlot Estate Stags Leap District (half bottle)
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Hartwell Vineyards Merlot Estate Stags Leap District (half bottle)

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2000 Vintage) Fresh cut cherries, cassis, and rose petal dominate the nose of the Estate Merlot. The wine has a fine focus, but gains expression in the glass, offering notes of blueberry, vanilla bean, graphite and cocoa powder. On the entry the wine shows firm but supple flavors of pomegranate and red raspberry, with mouth-watering acidity and hints of bittersweet chocolate. The tannins are apparent, but then seem to melt away; leaving a finish of anise and black cherry that lingers on the palate.