FROSTWATCH MERLOT 2014 BENNETT VALLEY
From the Winery… Frostwatch Merlot is quickly becoming a benchmark for New World Merlot production. Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate tasted the Sold Out 2013 vintage and scored it at 94 points. He tasted this wine in early 2017 and scored it 90+, (the plus indicating that it had the potential for improving with additional bottle age). We believe it has done just that and recommend that fans of the Merlot give this one a try. The wine is a dense, almost opaque purple/red color. The subtle tannins give the wine structure but do not overpower the wine’s black cherry and plum flavors. The finish is highlighted by a dusting of dried herbs and tea leaves—the hallmark of a good merlot.
From Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, “Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Merlot is scented of red and black plums, dried Mediterranean herbs, vanilla and spice box. Full-bodied in the mouth, it has a relatively tannic backbone dominating the fruit and drying out the finish slightly, but there is a lot of expressive fruit to love and it should reward another 3-5 years in bottle.” 90+ Points