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


<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


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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