1999 Blackstone Merlot, Napa Valley

Producer: Blackstone Winery
Vintage: 1999
Grape variety: Merlot
Origin: United States, California, Napa Valley
Appellation: Napa Valley
Date tasted: 17 January 2004
Price when tasted: US$16 (£11.35)

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Tasting notes


<li> soft, rich flavours <li> drink soon<br><br> Blackstone is noted for the good value of its wines, and over recent vintages has been especially successful with its inexpensive California-appellation Merlot. This 1999 Napa Valley Merlot is its upscale


Serious, mouth-filling Merlot. Dark in colour; rich and juicy on the palate. Soft almost to a fault, it shows just enough oak and integrated tannin to hold together and allow you to enjoy its ultra-smooth texture. Primary flavours of blackberry and cherry

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