Trefethen Merlot 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll|
Smooth and fresh, this wine opens with ripe raspberry, cherry, plum, and a touch of dark chocolate. On the palate, darker fruit flavors of black cherry and boysenberry emerge with layered herbal notes leading to a long, juicy finish. This bright and elegant Merlot pairs well with Italian cuisine and savory dishes, like roasted chicken, mushrooms, and parmesan.
Varietally correct and classic in style, this is a dry, elegant and demure red, brimming in well-integrated notes of currant, clove and dusty dark chocolate. Blueberry compote adds a touch of richness to an otherwise balanced affair.
I found the 2019 Merlot Signature to be charming and enjoyable, with pretty aromatics (black cherries, red fruits, spice, and cedary herbs), medium body, good balance, and solid length on the finish. Drink up.