Screaming Eagle Winemaker’s Merlot wins blind tasting

In a recent blind tasting of top-flight Merlots, a small 300 case production winery stunned our group of 16 wine professionals.  The line-up for the 2012 Merlot tasting included:
  • Blankiet Rive Droite (96 WA)
  • Keenan“Reserve” (94 WA)
  • Venge “Estate”(94 WA)
  • Pott “La Carte” (95 WA)
  • Pahlmeyer (95 Galloni)
  • Abeja (93 Galloni)
  • La Jota (96 WA)
  • Constant (94 Galloni)
  • Leonetti (94 WA)
  • Hourglass (92 Galloni)
  • Plumpjack (92 Galloni)
  • Farella “Estate”

Farella Vineyards has been growing premium grapes in Coombsville since 1977. Tom Farella has an impressive list of long-standing clients (Realm, Far Niente, Pahlmeyer, Zeitgeist, Keenan, Relic, Lail etc.) and has produced exceptional Cabernet, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Malbec under his own label since 1985. Tom and Winemaker Massimo DiCostanzo (Assistant Winemaker at Screaming Eagle) work closely to showcase the exceptional terroir of Coombsville and do it very well.

Farella 2012 Merlot, Estate, Coombsville Napa Valley 
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This is a very intense well-made gem from this small producer, nestled in hills of Coombsville.   The wine offers a deep purple color followed by intense aromas.  The nose is full of blackberries, dark chocolate and lovely floral notes.  Very well structured youngster.  This wine is smooth and rich on the palate, loaded with bright  flavors of pure and lush black fruits, with a long, smooth, spice-driven finish.

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