2014 Hartwell Estate Merlot
Napa Valley, California
This is a very rare wine, as Hartwell Estate is no longer producing wine and have sold all of their back vintages.
The Hartwell Estate Merlot is rich, broad and expansive, with layers of ripe currant, blackberry, black cherry and plum notes, framed by spicy, toasty oak. Finishes with a long, mouthcoating aftertaste that keeps bringing out the rich fruit flavors. Richly textured, this has the stuffing to age for quite a while yet, although it is drinking like an absolute champ right now.