Silverado Vineyards Mt. George Merlot 2014, Napa Valley, USA
AWARD: Tasting Panel 94 points.
"Broad, easygoing tannins and a nose of mocha and plum lead into a well-structured and ripe Merlot. Expansive notes of sage and orange bitters are beautifully balanced with coffee bean–kissed purple fruit and a weaving of graphite. As a note, Mt. George Vineyard is located on the eastern edge of Coombsville and was the site of one of the first grape plantings in Napa Valley in the 19th century. The soils are deep and gravelly from volcanic rock and ash."
Producer: Silverado Vineyards
Region/Appellation: Napa Valley
Country Hierarchy: Napa County, North Coast,California, USA
Grape/Blend: Merlot 100%
Food Suggestion: Matches with a wide variety of foods. Pair with chicken and other light meats as well as lightly-spiced dark meats.
Wine Style: Red - Full-bodied & Smooth
Alcohol Content: 14.9%