This might be the best Michael Black Merlot Coho has produced yet to date. The 2016 vintage is a blend of 77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdo. On the nose this wine shows its great character immediately. One is greeted by lush black and red currants, hints of coffee and a touch of anise. The palate of this multi-layered wine is amazingly polished and well-balanced. Gobs of black currant and chocolate coat this intense sultry body, leading into a very complex and long fish. This incredible undertaking will turn lots of heads! As always very limited!
hillside vineyard. To that end he propagated a unique clone that produces small berries and clusters that limits the Merlot grapes from over plumping, while contributing structure in the fruit. The cool climate of Coombsville promotes spicy aromatics and refined tannins. The 2016 growing season and harvest in Napa Valley was near perfect. Temperatures through July and August remained moderate, allowing the fruit to slowly develop rich and complex flavors. Aromas of blackberry preserve mix with notes of dark chocolate and white pepper. The 2016 Michael Black Merlot offers an elegant mélange of plum, pomegranate, and blackberry flavors that richly fills the palate. The persistent finish promises delightful enjoyment for the next fifteen plus years.””