Wine Review

Color:  Red

Type:  Table

Maturity:  Developing

Appellation:  Napa Valley
Country:  United States

State:  California

County:  Napa

Region:  North Coast (CA)
Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
Regusci Winery    Merlot Mike Taylor Excellent  2002  $40.00
Family winemaking tradition is rarely, if ever, surpassed by the "bigger is better" thinking crowd. Regusci has been making wines in Napa Valley since 1932. Their experience shows when you drink one of their wines.

Their 2002 Napa Valley Merlot gives Merlot a good name for those that don't understand its noble heritage! The wine has an opaque ruby core that fades to a purple narrow rim. Showing plenty of youth, the nose is intensely treated to aromas of sweet smoke, ripe plums, spice (a bit of clove) and chocolate.

On the palate, the wine is full bodied with refreshing acidity and silky to fine tannins. The flavors are consistent with the aromas and the wine has a nice mellowed consistency that is almost fleshy. There is plenty of youth in this vintage and with its refined complexity it should provide plenty of enjoyable drinking time ahead.
Recommend This Wine Review

Date added: July 13, 2005
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74

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