2013 Bolen Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley Merlot
This full-bodied, big Merlot offers notes of black plum, black cherry, baking chocolate, cardamom, white pepper and herbs de Provence.
Country: United States
Item #: 46311
About This Wine:
Those are the words of Patrick McEvoy, winemaker and co-proprietor of Bolen Family Estates. The 2013 harvest was the eighth for McEvoy and partners Rafer Caudill and Ed Stritch.
While most wineries in California’s Napa Valley focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, Bolen Family Estates is known for another red variety. “We have relentlessly focused on crafting the best Merlot in the world,” McEvoy says. “You should decide for yourself, but our friends will tell you the wine is amazing. Our limited production allows us to get to know each barrel of wine we produce.”
What does that mean? “We harvest. We crush. We punch down. We press. We barrel. We taste. We top. We bottle. We do everything. We know each barrel intimately. They are part of the family.” And now, the 2013 Bolen Family Estates Merlot is part of yours.