Mayacamas Merlot 2014

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Mayacamas Merlot 2014
$63.99
$60.79

SKU 63070

750ml

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Mayacamas Merlot remains one of the purest expressions of the varietal produced in

America today — always made with restraint to express the more serious side of the

grape. The 2014 vintage, proudly made by our team, represents our re-commitment to

producing a meaningful quantity of this important varietal at Mayacamas. In the glass, the

nose explodes with red raspberry, star anise, black plum skin, black cardamom, and clove.

The texture of the wine on the palate is notably fine — fresh, bright acidity and gravelly

minerality lead to a juicy, mouth-watering finish and complex flavors of pomegranate,

black fig, tobacco, and bing cherry. After a careful fermentation and maceration in

neutral wood and cement, the 2014 Merlot was aged for 22 months in neutral oak,

primarily large format foudres.

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder
Brand Mayacamas
Alcohol/vol 13%
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VinousThe 2014 Merlot is bright, punchy and vibrant in the glass. The purity of the flavors is striking, but the wine needs quite a bit of time to come together. That won't be an issue, as the wine probably won't be released until spring 2018. Picking on the early side, along with mountain tannins contribute to the wine's overall feel. The 2014 is going to be a fascinating wine to follow and could turn out to be one of the surprises of the vintage. Rating: 92+

Antonio Galloni

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