Accolades for Merlot
2004 Klipsun Merlot Full Pull Review
"...experience the purity of black-cherry fruit & the hints of mineral, tar, & tobacco..."
Paul Zitarelli, Full Pull Wines, January 2011
"Deep, complex, & endlessly rewarding, this takes a hammer to misperceptions about the varietal and begs to be bagged up & served blind to Merlophobes...
This is a wonderful time to access this wine. It is just at the tail end of its primary stage: the deep breath before the plunge, to quote Tolkien (nerd alert!). Drink it now to experience the purity of black-cherry fruit & the hints of mineral, tar, & tobacco. Or wait a year or 2, watch the further emergence of those secondary notes, & watch that lovely cherry fruit take on a dried character. Either way, you will find a wine brooding & serious; one that demands your attention & rewards the attentive."
Paul Zitarelli, Full Pull Wines, January 2011Tweet