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2015 Toad Hollow Merlot "Richard McDowell's Selection"

Toad Hollow 2015 Merlot

Winery: Toad Hollow

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Richard McDowell's Selection"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $16

Cases produced: 9,500

KWG Score: 89.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 19, 2018

Wine Review: This is a very enjoyable bottle of Merlot, with a nose of leather, plum, some dark berry and a bit of smoke. It is a deep ruby color, dry with a medium body, mild acidity and quite smooth. Dark concentrated flavors of dark berry, dark plum and cranberry lead to a moderate finish with grippy tannins and dark fruit. Enjoy some smoked brisket with this one. - Mark

Winemaker Notes: Always one of our most beloved varieties, the 2015 Merlot is a showoff! Forest floor richness with brambly blueberry and violet aromas mingle with a whisper of smokiness in the nose. A plush texture with a dark fruit mid-palate, then a pop of pomegranate and cranberry fruit finish vibrantly. Pairs well with feasts of smoked or barbecued meats and fowl.

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