Beaulieu Vineyard Merlot Napa Valley 2008
The Napa Valley collection offers full expression of the diversity of this world-renowned region. Beaulieu sources these wines from more than 1,100 acres of estate vineyards as well as historic Napa Valley vineyards managed by their long-term winegrowing partners. Drawing on a rich legacy of more than 100 years of innovative winemaking, Beaulieu selects the precise methods that best honor each facet of their exceptional Napa Valley terroir.
This Merlot reveals a rich bouquet of ripe cherries, plums and clove, with a touch of toast and vanilla from the oak. On the palate, lush flavors of ripe red fruit and a hint of cocoa are beautifully framed by soft tannins. A nice acidity complements the lingering fruit on the finish.