And then there was Merlot!  Ah….this delightful wine must defiantly stand out as a favorite amongst the wine gods.  Why, you say?  Because it’s just that damn good! This is a very well balanced Merlot with a fresh chocolaty aroma on the nose that longs for you to linger in its bouquet. Before sipping, make sure you tilt the glass a bit and take notes at the wonderful violet hue. Nice, isn’t it? Now comes the best part, the sipping! Sip it once, sip it twice, and however many times as you like as we know you won’t be able to get enough of that black cherry note. You might also pick out some earthiness that’s just icing on the cake for the experience.  It has a slightly acidic finish along with some lovely peppery notes at the end. Overall, it’s a very nice dry red that makes quite a memorable drinking experience. This wine is definitely an example of how Merlot can stand out on its own as a top quality single varietal.  It still has a good tannin structure, so we see no issue in holding on to at least one bottle for 10 years.  In the meantime, keep enjoying your quality stash over the years.  Cheers everyone!

IMG_8205 - Kuhlman Cellars - Merlot - 2012x