*7R* 2017 Buccella Merlot (Napa Valley, CA)

Weight: 7R

Varietals: 94% Merlot   6% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Napa Valley, California

A very spicy and silky Merlot-dominant wine, the 2017 Buccella shows that Merlot, when handled properly, will yield a wine as serious and age-worthy as Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of black cardamom, nutmeg, plum, and blackberry dominate the nose, along with purple flowers like violets & lavender. The palate is soft, yet powerful, and this wine will absolutely reward those who lay it down for a few years.