Robert Foley Vineyards 2016 Merlot, Napa Valley
This is what a fine Merlot really should be! Aromas of black currant, cassis, and ripe cherry follow through in a sweet lush mid-palate. Dark fruit flavors and velvety tannin balance with bright natural acidity to provide a long finish with a suggestion of chocolaty mocha. Masculinity and spiciness from Howell Mountain marry perfectly with the round femininity of Calistoga fruit to create a perfect textural balance.