Wine Spots Napa Valley Merlot
Napa Valley

Merlot

2014

Wine Spots Napa Valley Merlot is an elegant wine. Sweet cherry and plum aromas are accented by hints of vanilla, fine herbs and aged leather. French oak aging in small barrels emphasizes the fruit flavors of cherry, plum and blackberries and adds hints of toasty oak. This is a classic example of Napa Merlot with supple tannins and a lingering finish.

Napa Valley

Napa Valley, while small in size, produces some of the finest wines in the world. Old World varietals thrive here, reflecting their classic characteristics while showcasing the diversity of Napa Valley's sub-appellations, each with their unique micro-climate and complex soils. These appellations gravelly, well-drained hillside soils, which are exposed to sunlight at low temperatures, produce wines with a dense palate and great structure.

The Vineyards

The fruit for the 2013 Wine Spots Cabermet Sauvignon was sourced from the Stags Leap, Rutherford, and St. Helena AVAs. These appellations' gravelly, well-drained hillside soils, which are exposed to sunlight at low temperatures, produce wines with a dense palate and great structure.

Food Pairings

Enjoy with poultry, red meat, grilled salmon, duck, seared tuna, mushroom dishes.

Accolades

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93 Points, Gold Medal

93 points, Gold Medal, Cellar Selection - 2014 vintage

Ruby color. Oaky, elegant aromas of polished fine furniture, ripe forest berries, curaƧao oranges, and white peppercorns with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and an effortless, involved, medium-long cranberry relish, walnut, and blackberry finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A rich and dry, sophisticated Merlot full of exquisite oak.
- Beverage Testing Institute, November 2017

Silver Medal

Silver Medal - 2014 vintage

- 2017 Sommerlier Challenge

89 points, Silver Medal

89 points, Silver Medal - 2013 vintage

- Critics Challenge, 2015

90 Points, Gold Medal

90 points, Gold Medal - 2012 vintage

Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cherry pie, toffee, and toasted meringue with a silky, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, charming finish with notes of plum, delicate spice, pepper, and cedar with chewy tannins and light oak. A tasty, juicy, spot-on merlot.
- Beverage Testing Institute, October 2014

14.5%

Napa Valley
California

Rich & Dry

Napa Valley, California

The Napa Valley is widely considered one of the top wine regions in California and the United States. A combination of maritime climate, mountain and valley topography and varying soil conditions combine to offer ideal conditions for growing a broad range of grape varietals. With a history dating back to the nineteenth century and boasting some of the most acclaimed pioneers in New World wine, Napa Valley has garnered the respect and attention of wine critics from around the world