1999 Cosentino Merlot Reserve, Napa Valley

Producer: Cosentino Winery
Vintage: 1999
Grape variety: Merlot
Origin: United States, California, Napa Valley
Appellation: Napa Valley
Date tasted: 14 January 2004
Price when tasted: $38.00
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Tasting notes

14/01/2004

<li> ultra-ripe, New World style <li> not for the faint-hearted <br><br> As a winemaker, Mitch Cosentino was among California's early advocates of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Over the last decade, his Merlot vintages often wandered over the top as he fa

01/09/2001

Lovely, intense but not overly juicy blackberry, and black cherry fruit. Aging for 18mths in mostly new French oak barrels has added a little civility and polish as well as some wonderful spicy, earthy, leathery flavors. Soft enough to drink now, but wil

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