Trefethen Merlot 2014


SKU 44766


The bright ruby color and festive nose reminds you of being "home for the holidays." Notes of spice cake and vanilla lead the way to aromas of black cherry, ripe plum and black licorice. On the palate, the wine is well structured and balanced, offering flavors of chocolate with a hint of fine leather. The mouthfeel is full and rich, with exciting tannins ending with a rich finish. Our Merlot is very food-friendly and pairs well with a wide range dishes from spaghetti to filet mignon. It is also delicious with pork, lamb and casserole dishes with pancetta or mushrooms.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Oak Knoll
Brand Trefethen
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
  • wa85

Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Merlot shows good fruit, but like so many Merlots, it lacks that extra spark of interest. It is clearly a good wine--and it is round and juicy, with cherry fruit and a bit of spice. It finishes with medium-bodied softness, but just lacks extra intensity and complexity. The color certainly is healthy, dark ruby/purple to the rim. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.

Robert Parker, December 30, 2016

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