Thursday, January 22, 2015
2012 Hardball Cellars Merlot
Tonight's wine was courtesy of the Westerberg's and their Hardball Cellars Merlot. Harvested from the Sonoma Valley Copeland Vineyard, the grapes were hand picked and sorted, cold soaked and aged 18 months in french oak.
When first uncorked the wine exhibits big white pepper, oak and plum notes. As the wine sits the fruit comes to the front with with plum, cherry and a hint of raspberry. Bold with a touch of elegance.
The mouth is big with plum, dark cherry and a kiss of raspberry along with toasty oak. The longer in the glass the wine mellows into a soft silky finish. Very nice Merlot!
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