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2020 Beaulieu Vineyard Merlot "Reserve"

Beaulieu Vineyard 2020 Reserve Merlot

Winery: Beaulieu Vineyard

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 76% Merlot & 24% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $75

Cases produced: 384

KWG Score: 93 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: November 20, 2023

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Merlot from Beaulieu Vineyard opens with a red currant and red plum bouquet with hints of rose petals, cedar, and cinnamon. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with integrated medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced with some depth. It is also smooth, and silky. The flavor profile is a tasty red plum and gentle blueberry blend with notes of crushed stone dust, black cherry, and cedar. We also detected some hints of light black tea, mushroom, and clove in the mix. The finish is dry and its polished tannins build-up and stick around for a while. The Tasting Panel would pair this Merlot with a Brazilian picanha steak or with an herb encrusted rack of lamb. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2020 Merlot offers captivating aromatic notes full of dark cherry, black raspberry. vanilla custard, and spearmint. The wine boasts a generous display of red fruit nuanced with notes of cassis, fresh fig, and green coffee bean. On the palate, it showcases the distinct character of Rutherford, with a plush mouthfeel and cocoa powder texture tannins. The finish lingers impressively, leaving a lasting impression. Drink now and enjoy with some decanting. This Merlot has the potential to age gracefully until 2032.

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