Lieb Cellars 2015 Reserve Merlot
Intensely fruity on the nose with raspberry and blackberry fruit sprinkled with just a bit of dark chocolate and black licorice, it shows what can be so great about North Fork merlot when oak is used judiciously (only 10 months in this case). Juicy and supported more by acidity than tannins, this is the kind of drink-now merlot you need to have on hand — and it’s priced so that you can always have one around.
Producer: Lieb Cellars
AVA: North Fork of Long Island
Oak Program: 10 months, Hungarian
* Review sample provided by Lieb Cellars