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Bonny Doon Vineyard "I Am Not Drinking Any $%&*#! " Merlot 2016 (Monterey County, California)
Bonny Doon Vineyard "I Am Not Drinking Any $%&*#! " Merlot 2016 (Monterey County, California)


 
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Winery: Bonny Doon Vineyard
Varietal: 100% Merlot
Region: Monterey County, California
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: BONNYDOONMERLOTIAMNOT16-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

It would seem to be a cold day in climate changèd Santa Cruz that a Merlot would pass the portals of Bonny Doon Vineyard. And yet… one must (as painful a proposition as this might be) remain open to the possibility that the The Cépage That Dare Not Speak Its Name might (gasp) be somehow not just bearable, but in fact, utterly delicious – soft, luscious and plush (not in a slatternly way), well structured, and even, dare I say, reasonably complex.
Good, deep ruby color, with a lovely dusty aroma of fraise de bois, licorice and gingerbread, with the subtlest suggestion of garrigue de Provence; the ’16 vintage is a bit more substantial in weight and persistence than the ’15. Quite elegant on the palate when first opened, the wine continues to build in amplitude in the glass with more air. The Merlot has wonderful natural acidity (go figure!), medium tannins and great persistence.



Ratings & Reviews
Wine Enthusiast:
"A play on the famous line from the film Sideways, this bottling attempts to resurrect Merlot's image, starting with rich fresh aromas of blackberry sorbet, tangy black-plum skins and crushed gravel. It's a very young wine throughout, as the lighter bodied palate offers candied black-raspberry and plum flavors. Good with a chill." - Matt Kettmann (August 2018)





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