2013 Buccella Merlot
Mix of ruby and garnet red. Tons of oak influence with vanilla, brown sugar and blueberries. Silky and integrated tannins (6.5/10) with great structure. Full bodied with dark cocoa, cocoa leaves, and black raspberries. A touch maple too. Long and lingering finish. Terrific domestic Merlot.
Gwen was a fantastic host at Buccella this morning, we were lucky enough to taste through three of the latest releases. This is made up of 100% Merlot from two block within the Hyde Vineyard in Carneros. Whole berry fermented and aged for 22 months in 80% new French oak barrels. Only 425 cases produced.
2016 till 2026.
Price Point:$$$ - Average price is around $91.00.