Gundlach Bundschu Sonoma Valley Merlot 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley|
Leading off the Bordeaux varieties, the 2016 Merlot (82% Merlot, 9% Petite Verdot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon) has a great nose of smoke tobacco, ripe black cherries, currants, and chocolate. It's ripe, medium to full-bodied, has a fleshy, pleasure-bent style, and ripe tannins. It's another value gem in the vintage.