2018 MERLOT

Chasing Rain Merlot - Red Mountain - Aquilini Family Wines

DESCRIPTION

While still elegant, the 2018 Chasing Rain Merlot bursts with juicy fruit. Plums, blackberries, and cherries make this a chewy mouthful balanced with subtle notes of cola, mocha, and vanilla. Take time to relish this wine with a cheese and salumi charcuterie, spaghetti bolognese, or balsamic pork tenderloin.


WINE PROFILE

Varietal Notes

76% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Aged for 18 months in 35% new American oak.

Tasting Notes

Ripe plums, blackberry preserves, and dried herbs with subtle notes of licorice, cola, vanilla, and mocha. Bursting with ripe fruit on the palate, with loads of black cherries and plum. Dense, chewy mid palate tannins lead to a long, pleasing fruit driven finish.

HOW IT TASTES

Light Bold
Smooth Tannic
Dry Sweet
Soft Acidic

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