Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot 2017 - Kona Wine Market
Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot 2017
SKU: P-7271

Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot 2017

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Beaulieu Vineyard
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
This 2017 Napa Valley Merlot is a beautiful example of Napa Valley Merlot, showing exuberant dark fruit aromas of briary black cherry and black raspberry alongside sweet baking spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. On the palate, there is a fruit-focused core of bright blackberry followed by hints of dark chocolate and wild sage. This is a very mouth pleasing wine with great structure. The power is balanced by the line of acidity and velvety tannins which lead to tremendous length and great purity of dark berry fruit on the lifted finish. A year of aging in European oak barrels added hints of sweet oak spices and dark espresso which are evident on the long finish.
Wine Enthusiast
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Demure plummy red fruit is wrapped in thick, concentrated layers of body and ripeness in this well-made, approachable wine, which is richly seasoned in toasted oak-influenced baking spice and vanilla.

Virginie Boone, April 1, 2020
Wine Spectator
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Lively, with plenty of snap to the red currant, roasted plum and brambly flavors. Intensely spicy on the savory finish, revealing notes of chocolate and mocha. Drink now through 2023. 3,830 cases made.

Kim Marcus, February 29, 2020