Sip of the Day

October 10, 2020

Day #284 of the year.

Cakebread Merlot

Finally – the grind of the work week is at an end and the long weekend is here! The weather is still nice enough to spend the day outdoors (socially distanced of course). However, the sun does set earlier with every passing day. Why not take advantage of the few late afternoons of sun we have left with an evening picnic? Gather your charcuterie board and grab today’s featured wine – the Cakebread Merlot. Grown in the world-renowned Napa Valley, this stylish red evokes blackberries on the nose and black plum on the palate. It’s the cherry on top of any stellar fall outing.

ORIGIN

Napa Valley, CA

Grapes

85% Merlot; 9% Cabernet Sauvignon; 4% Syrah; 2% Petite Verdot

Cakebread Merlot

Tasting Notes

This is a savory, bold and structured wine, with a firm foundation. Hints of dried herbs, along with aromas of deep blackberry and black cherry, are evident along with mineral notes of crushed stone. The flavors are deeply concentrated with black plum, as well as fresh blackberries to match the nose. Freshness and acidity are followed by silky textures and refined, elegant tannins.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

An excellent companion to pork, pheasant and veal.

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