The dark rich color and big nose of cocoa and black cherries starts you off. Smoky blackberries, dried French herbs, red curry and toasty oak flavors. A pleasant pop of acidity as you swish the wine around in your mouth. It’s rich, well built, gentle tannins, loads of flavor. Drink it with a roast pork tenderloin finished with a strong garlic/mushroom sauce.
I’m a big fan of Murrieta’s Well, especially since Robbie Meyer (of Peirson Meyer Winery) came on board as winemaker in 2014. All the wines are fruit-forward and rich while showing appropriate restraint in alcohol and oak. They’re a good “swanky” visit in Livermore Valley wine country.
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Review by Mary Orlin, The WineFashionista:
“This Merlot is for folks who think they don’t like Merlot!! Sooo complex! Savory and herbal and full of rich red and black fruit. I’m having this with grilled sirloin steak, chimichurri sauce, polenta and a tomato, caper and onion salad – a perfect match! The soft tannins make for a velvety texture with a long, savory finish.”