Country of Origin: USA
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Merlot
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 14.5%
The founders of Grayson Cellars believe that they can put to work their decades long Napa Valley winemaking experience to create some of the highest quality wines at value price points. Led by Chief Winemaker Larry Levin who has lived through an over 20 year globe trotting winemaking odyssey from New Zealand, Chile, Australia, and the US Napa Valley & Sonoma County Regions, Grayson Cellars focuses on crafting wines that are fruit-forward, well-balanced, & easy to drink. The Winery brings a boutique sensibility to a lower price point for this Grayson 2018 Merlot. Grayson Wines are regularly picked as Wine Spectator "Best Buys" and there are a scant few family-owned California Wineries crafting good quality wine at great value price points today. Ripe blackberry and black plum flavors are revealed at first blush with added undertones of butter, vanilla, & chocolate emerging mid-palate. This is a decidely smooth, fruity, medium to full-bodied California red manifesting very light, inobtrusive, "barely there" tannins.
Grayson Merlot is sumptuous and rich with a beautiful purple garnet color. The aromas show rich complexity of black cherry preserves, currant and white chocolate. This is a magnificently decadent Merlot that finishes with soft tannins, dark fruits and elaborate oak.