Raphael First Label Merlot 2012
AppellationNorth Fork of Long Island
Bottle Size750 ml
Aging ProgramBarrel aged 18 months in French oak
The Raphael First Label Merlot 2012 is a balanced red wine that is full of fruit flavor. Lush red and black fruits mingle on the nose and lead into a luxurious palate. The texture of the wine is full-bodied, with complex layers of flavor. The tannins are prominent, but velvety, and the structure of the wine is grand. This red wine will age well for a number of years.
This is a food-friendly wine that will be welcome on any dinner table. Consider matching it with grilled pork, roasted vegetables, and other meals.
Wine QualitiesFruity, Full-bodied
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