2005 Hagafen Merlot - Library Release
A perennial favorite of many in the Valley! Our 2005 Napa Valley Estate Bottled Merlot, from the Freethy-Monticello Vineyard in the Eastern foothills, is highly aromatic, showing dusty rose petal, cherry licorice, cinnamon, and cloves. Deep ruby-garnet in color, and a classic Californian “Right Bank” wine, this mouth-watering and long-finishing Merlot presents notes of black cherry, black licorice, roasted cocoa, and pumpkin pie spices, accented by silky tannins. It is a perfect accompaniment to most chicken, soups and bisques, and veal.
Double Gold - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold - INDY International
95 Points - Alawine.com
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