Working Dog Winery 2015 Merlot

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Working Dog Winery 2015 Merlot

88 points

Spiced plums and blackberries are joined by notes of milk chocolate, mint and eucalyptus on a pretty, layered nose. Youthful on the medium-bodied palate, there's more dark fruit here with the same mint and chocolate character. Solid mid-palate concentration that doesn't turn jammy or heavy. Structure provided by acidity as well as moderately well-integrated, still-softening tannins. Showed best on days two and three open.

Producer: Working Dog Winery
AVA: New Jersey
ABV: 12.8%
Grapes: 96% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc
Barrel Program: 18 months in mixed age French and Hungarian Oak (25% new)
Price: $24

* Review sample provided by the winery

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