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2014 Merlot

$28
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Appellation: Napa Valley AVA

By: Fore Family Vineyards

In: Napa Valley, CA

750mL / 14.8% ABV

Winestyr Review

Merlot is making a much-deserved comeback and it's wines like this that make it so enjoyable. This wine, hailing from the Meister Vineyard in Napa Valley, has some power and depth, but still retains the nuanced and balanced nature of Merlot. Great structure and nice minerality make this wine very versatile.

What We Love

  • Great structure and balance
  • Napa Valley Merlot

This is a great wine to get reacquainted with Napa Valley Merlot - a varietal that's making a comeback.

Experience

The Fores are an awesome family who live in Napa and literally have a vineyard in their backyard which is patrolled by their two labs (who are also awesome). As one of our first winery clients, we've had a chance to get to know the family pretty well and they are some of the nicest people we've ever come across. Eric Fore, son of the proprietors did most of the bottle shots you can find on our site. Their wines are tremendous - they have a gem of a vineyard in the Red Hills Lake County AVA and many Winestyr customers swear by their Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winery

Fore Family's Lake County Cobb Mountain vineyard is a true mountain top vineyard, surrounded by big timber, Ponderosa Pine, Firs and Black Oaks. The loose, rocky, red hills volcanic soil is extremely well drained and when you combine this terroir with Lake County's tremendous sun and Cobb Mountain’s cool evenings it gives them the perfect opportunity to produce premium wine grapes. Fore Family Vineyards has a goal of limiting production and continuing with their low yield program so that they can produce a high-quality wine for you to enjoy for years to come.

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