TN: 2014 West of Temperance Merlot Yountville

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TN: 2014 West of Temperance Merlot Yountville

#1 Post by brigcampbell » February 9th, 2019, 9:24 am

  • 2014 West of Temperance Merlot Yountville - USA, California (2/9/2019)
    A gift from the gang at West of temperance. Pop and pour. Big mistake. I grabbed this to pair with a filet mignon and it was the perfect pairing just in three more years. 30 minutes in the decanter helped. This is a beautiful wine with tremendous structure which needs more cellar time. The color is a deep crystalline garnet. There's a tremendous herbaceous note on the attack with rawhide. Combined with the dark cherry fruit, crushed black pepper and the very prickly tannins. Old world style and class. A tremendous wine.
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Re: TN: 2014 West of Temperance Merlot Yountville

#2 Post by Brian Ojalvo » February 10th, 2019, 6:18 pm

Great note Brig! Our 2014 Yountville Merlot is definitely a wine that will benefit from laying down for a few years.
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