Smoking Loon California Merlot 2014

Merlot from USA
Review Date : 12-Oct-2016
Even, dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. This has light, accessible aromas of dark-red berry and plum fruit along with notes of sappy stalks and fresh herbs in the cooler spectrum, revealing red florals, hints of whole berry fermentation fruit pastille and jam elements and cedary oak. Medium-bodied, the palate shows up-front and easy flavours of sweet red berry fruits with redcurrants, plums and notes of strawberry jam. The palate is open and accessible with grainy tannin textures that fill the mouth, allied to fresh, brisk acidity. The wine carries to a dry, light finish with aromatic red berry, herb and jam nuances. This is an up-front, sweet-fruited Merlot with plum, currant and herb flavours along with jam nuances on a dry-textured, lively palate. Serve with pasta, pizza and barbecued fare over the next 2-3 years. California fruit fermented to 13.5% alc, the wine aged 8 months in French and American oak, 80% new. 16.5/20 Oct 2016 RRP $25.00

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