2008 Robert Young Estate Winery Merlot
Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 89

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.8%
Price at time of purchase: $44.00 (Winery)
 
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Merlot

I always complain that Robert Young reds are unapproachable when young, but have to say that this Merlot is entering a most pleasant drinking period. Ripe fuit suggestive of plum and dark currants, good balance and mouth feel, a chewy, almost briary texture, and attractive smoky notes. Not complicated, but full-flavored and satisfying. - HK 2016-03-17

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