Chappellet Napa Valley Merlot 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
This beautifully aromatic expression of Merlot draws you in with aromas of black cherry, plum, fresh herbs and anise, as well as oak-inspired hints of roasted coffee, clove, vanilla and cedar. On the palate, gentle tannins and toned acidity frame the lush, concentrated flavors of red currant and cassis, all of which glide to a long and generous ripe fruit and spice finish.
With a brawny build of sweet tannin and powerful red fruit, this is a mountain-grown red, made by the producer since the 1970s. With small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot, it showcases the variety’s herbaceous qualities while featuring a lasting richness and spicy oak.