Thorn Merlot Napa Valley 2014

2014 Thorn Napa Valley Merlot from the Prisoner Wine Company.

Winemaker Notes: Earthy aromas open up into cocoa, blackberry, cedar, and anise. The entry is smooth with flavors of cherry, chocolate, vanilla, and a mild toastiness. The finish is long with balanced acidity.

While working with our growers in Napa Valley, we came across small, premium vineyard lots of Merlot, which served as our inspiration to create Thorn. The Merlot was blended with Syrah to create depth in the body while Malbec accentuates the fruit.

77% Merlot; 23% Blend of Malbec and Syrah
A combination of French and Hungarian oak barrels, 30% new
750mL. 15.2% Alc. by Vol.

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