2019 Whitehall Lane Napa Valley Merlot

SKU #5063016
Winery Notes- This Merlot offers notes of raspberry croissant, red currants, cocoa powder, and layers of graphite. The palate showcases fine, firm tannins alongside chocolate cherry lollipop, red plums, dried goji berries, and toasted brioche. It is supple in texture and shows attractive depth on the finish. Enjoy now and through 2035 with proper cellaring.
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JEB DUNNUCK REVIEW: Starting with the 2019 Merlot, this juicy, medium-bodied effort offers up some classic redcurrant and red plum fruits as well as chocolate and spicy nuances. Balanced, forward, and ready to go, it’s a delicious, pleasure-bent Merlot to drink over the coming 4-5 years.
JAMES SUCKLING RATING: 91
JAMES SUCKLING REVIEW: Vibrant, fruity nose of ripe plums, raspberries, mulberries, licorice and nutmeg. Some chocolate orange, too. It’s medium-to full-bodied with creamy tannins. Plush, round and succulent.
ROBERT PARKER RATING: 90
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: Whitehall Lane's 2019 Merlot Napa Valley actually contains 87% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. Slightly candied cherry notes mark the nose, framed by vanilla and touches of dried tobacco, while the medium to full-bodied palate is succulent and juicy, textured without being overly rich or tannic.
WINE SPECTATOR RATING: 91
WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: Refined and structured, with expressive red currant, toasty mocha and tomato leaf tones that gather tension and polish toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2029.
More Information
Vintage 2019
Country United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Bottle Size 750ml
Special Assignment Best Sellers
Alcohol %- 14.9
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