Trefethen Merlot 2018
In 2018, record-breaking winter rains filled reservoirs and recharged the soil. Spring and early summer were warm, leading to very strong growth in the vines. The rest of the summer was more typical with warm days and cool nights, providing perfect conditions for the developing grapes. Yields for the season were slightly lower than average and the resulting wines are classic—with complex flavors and signature brightness on the palate.
The Trefethen Merlot 2018 features ripe plum, cherry, and red currant aromas, complemented by elegant undertones of bay leaf and cedar. An abundance of juicy red fruit flavors entice the palate with beautifully integrated layers of fresh herbs followed by cracked pepper and baking spice on the finish. Lush tannins and bright acidity make this a wine to enjoy now and for years to come.
Pair the Trefethen Merlot 2018 with savory cuisine like his famous wood-fired mushroom pizza, Merlot glazed barbecued chicken, or grilled ahi tuna. We suggest integrating thyme, rosemary or cracked black pepper in your dish to enhance the beautiful fresh spice notes in the wine. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast.
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