Malibu Family Wines 2009 Semler Merlot
Raspberries and rich plums in the nose. Big fresh oak and more plum continue on the palate. The tannins are big and thump right off the bat. As the tannins fades, the acid falls away and you are left with moist plum skins and a long finish. Its like eating a whole plum.
(K&S Rating: 4 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: “Deep garnet in color, the nose of this bold Old World style Merlot has hints of cigar box and dried cherries. Jammy plum and dark forest berries are on the palate, with notes of fine Ecuadorian Cacao and silky tannins that carry through to the finish. “