Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley Merlot 2012, California 

My Rating 90 Points.   

Price $25.

 

Dark ruby in color with medium intensity and a reddish rim.

Light nose of blueberries, plums, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, earth, dust, peppercorn, leather, smoke and chocolates.

Medium plus in body and soft, with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, leather, earth, wood, vanilla, light vegetables, coffee, cloves, chocolates, tobacco, beef jerky and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tart cranberries.

This Merlot is very enjoyable by itself. A Good sipping wine.
Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel and delicate complexity.

This 5 year old is drinking very nicely now, and will be good in the next few years.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and show some tannins.

15% alcohol by volume.

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