This wine is not a crime. Oh no it goes way beyond that. This wine is a SIN. Quite possibly the finest Merlot I have ever tasted. Have searched for it since, but have found no bottles. If you find this wine, buy it all and send it to me. I’m good for it.
Mind-numbing nose. Extracted and opulent from start to finish. No mid-section thinness as Merlot is often wont to do. A finish that will curl your toes for hours with tannins clinging desperately. Just: WOW.
This just adds to my oft-repeated mantra of The Best Merlots in California Come From Carneros. Yes, I know where Suscol Ranch is, and I know it is not in Carneros… but still.
[edit 10NOV2019] This wine is back on Nickel & Nickel’s roster after missing a few years.
2009 NICKEL & NICKEL Merlot Suscol Ranch Napa Valley 14.4