Beaulieu Vineyard - Merlot Napa Valley
This Merlot reflects the smooth and easy 2016 vintage with its rich and abundant dark-red fruit expression. Lush Bing cherry, plum and black raspberry notes saturate the generous aromas and deep, persistent flavors. Seductive nuances of red rose petal and chocolate-cherry truffle add complexity, while vanilla and allspice—from oak barrel aging—heighten the aromas and add warmth to the fruit-imbued finish. The plush, approachable texture of our Napa Valley Merlot makes it a versatile wine, pairing as deliciously with roasted pork loin or lamb, as with wild mushroom risotto or grilled, spice-rubbed chicken thighs.
Well-spiced and herbaceous, this well-meshed red frames flavors of ripe currant, espresso, dried fig and smoke with fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Harmonious. Drink now through 2021.