Cakebread Merlot 2012
Bottle Size750 ml
Aging ProgramBarrel aged 18 months in French oak (40% new)
Blend86% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Syrah
Total Acidity7.00 g/L
The Cakebread Merlot 2012 brims with lush berry and savory flavors. The nose shows aromas of black cherry, ripe plum, and juicy blackberries. Accents of minerals and dried herbs add layers of complexity. On tasting, the palate is full of dark cherries, plum, dried sage, and tea-leaf-spice. This Merlot is wonderfully aromatic and enjoyable now, and it will age well over the next 5-7 years. This wine is very food friendly, and it will pair nicely with foods such as roasted chicken, grilled beef dishes, and herb-roasted pork.
Taste SummaryBlack Cherry, Blackberry, Plum