Grawlix Merlot Napa 2018 | An Opaque Purple Napa Wonder
Grawlix Merlot Napa 2018 presents a purple-ruby in the glass, with a dense core. Juicy aromas of red plum, raspberry, baking chocolate, allspice, tonka bean, and a hint of dried herbs fill the air upon swirling. Medium to full-bodied, with satiny soft tannins and mouth-coating flavors of wild plum, mocha, and Maraschino that linger on the finish. Drink now – 2025.
Definitely Drinking This &%#@-ing Merlot!
The vineyard source is legendary in California—perhaps Napa’s most famous and esteemed vine grower, whose fertile, postcard-perfect vineyards have launched nearly 40 100-point wines in the pages of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
It’s so good, it was being poured at a nightly VIP pre-show event for the Broadway version of Sideways, where its brilliance serves as an ironic rejoinder to the story’s iconic line: “I’m not drinking any &%#@-ing Merlot!”
So, the Carneros vineyard that provided the grapes for this wine is low-yielding. While just eking out just 1.3 tons per acre on average. Close by to the San Francisco Bay, the soils are loamy and well-draining, the climate cool and maritime-influenced, teasing out ripening and allowing long, broad, fine-grained tannins to develop. Our friend’s connections still run deep in Napa, allowing him to acquire this coveted, famous fruit at a steal, and pass the savings on to us—even if he was three whiskeys deep.
Deep, dark, decadent blockbuster
The Grawlix Merlot Napa 2018is a deep, dark, decadent blockbuster. While silken in texture, and charged with explosive primary aromas of purple and red fruit. Yet, weighty and seductively plush on the palate.
So, we’re managing to sell this opaque purple Napa wonder at a bargain you won’t find elsewhere. It all circles back to an eccentric, bearded, cantankerous winemaker that many of you know from previous Grawlix offers. Notably, an underground icon in California winemaking circles. Of course, trained by the best. He apprenticed in Napa and Saint-Émilion. Tet ultimately scorned the well-paying consulting circuit.