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Greyscale Wines 2014 Merlot

Greyscale Wines

2014 Merlot
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Napa Valley, CA


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Have you ever sat in a barrel room or kitchen and tasted with winery owners? It is an unforgettable experience. When you purchase this wine by the case (12 bottles), enjoy an intimate in-person wine tasting with the owners. Taste through current Greyscale Wines' vintages and select library wines. "Wine is neither black nor white. It’s always shades of grey.” ~Jean and Larry Rowe, Greyscale Founders

Tasting Notes:
This Right Bank Bordeaux-inspired wine slowly draws you in with teasing aromas of dark cherry, wild dark berry fruit, dried herbs, subtle notes of sweet vanilla oak and cinnamon spice and a faint touch of eucalyptus. On the palate, soft yet persistent tannins coat the tongue, with a touch of dark chocolate and a food-friendly acidity that compliments the consistent aromas on the finish. The wine evolves and further opens up the following day, drinking beautifully with rich, rounded and fully integrated aromas and flavors…if you somehow manage NOT to finish the bottle the night before :)
Tasting Notes by Carrie Schuster, Cellar Angels' Chief Marketing Angel
  • Grapes
    93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
  • Region
    Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    125 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Enjoy now or age for 10+ years
Kian Tavakoli
About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Additional Winemaker Notes:
2014 is the first year Greyscale Wines produced a single vineyard Merlot from the Oak Knoll District. Made in the Bordeaux style, this wine is fermented in stainless and aged in 100% French oak barrels for 17 months.
Gold Medal, 2016 SF International Wine Competition
Learn how the Rowe's travels to Bordeaux, France inspired the winemaking style of Greyscale Wines on The Daily Flight blog.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Merlots are fairly versatile when it comes to food pairings and adaptable to wide range of dishes due to its smoother texture and tannins. This wine takes inspiration from the Right Bank of Bordeaux and will pair deliciously with grilled meats, roasted turkey or lamb, firm cheeses and dishes prepared with mushrooms, veal stock, mustard or tomato sauces and red wine reductions.
About the Winery
Greyscale Wines Launched in 2009, Jean and Larry Rowe of Greyscale Wines feel they are living their dream. Taking inspiration from Jean's childhood of growing up in the vineyard and their combined world travels to famous wine regions, they turned a dream of making their own wine into a reality. Learn more