WSI93+ VIN89 The 2015 Merlot is bold and punchy in the glass, with plenty of the savory energy that is such a signature of Knights Valley. Bright red-toned fruit, mint, white flowers, chalk and white pepper add sizzle. Readers will find a potent, brooding wine. Then again, that’s Knights Valley.
Estate Notes: Showing aromatics of ripe açaí berry, our 2015 Merlot opens with red cherry notes before a mélange of savory flavors of cocoa with white pepper and bay laurel. Further impressions of Santa Rosa plum, black raspberry fruit flavors are framed by a note of umami integrated with toast and dark chocolate. As it aerates, this medium body wine presents consistent supple tannins. Ripe berry and green tea tones appear in the smooth finish. Enjoy it over the next 5 years. 100% Merlot. 17% new French Oak barrels.