2005 Buccella - Merlot 1.5L

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2005 Buccella - Merlot
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The first vintage of any wine is always the opportunity for the winery to make a statement and Buccella has certainly done that with their first Merlot. Impeccably farmed by the legendary Larry Hyde, it shows the pedigree of perfectly ripe fruit worked by one of the master artisans of Napa Valley, Mark Herold. After an hour in the glass it shows a fascinating rich nose of sun-warmed grain, clove, lychee and cassis, giving the wine a sense of pure exotica. The palate is intense with a stunningly smooth core of black plum and olive. Step out of your Merlot comfort zone for this truly unique experience.

Drink Dates: 2008-2013
Author: Vinfolio Team
Issue: 189

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Score: 96
Author: dougwilder
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/26/2009
Site Blog: dougwilder - the purely domestic wine blog Aromas: Clove, currant, exotic Asian fruit Palate: Black plum, more currant and pure black cherry Impression: The most intense Merlot experience since the 2003 Blackbird

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Score: 95
Author: Conrad K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 02/21/2009
Drink Dates: 2008-2015
Wow. This is a a mouthfull of chocolate and dark berries. While still young, this is a smooth, dense , delicious fruit bomb. Although it lacks complexity right now, I will wait to see how it develops in the bottle.
Score: 96
Author: rrrobins
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 11/07/2008
incredible nose, lush fruit and long finish
Score: 96
Author: sikora398
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 07/16/2008
Drink Dates: 2008-2012
Wonderful nose of sweet grape, followed by a silky smooth mouthfeel. Excellent ripe berry flavor, minimal tannin and low acidity. Spectacular right from the get go.

About This Producer


Owners Bill and Alicia Deem started their iconic brand in the 2002 to produce exceptional Cabernet and Merlot. True to its name - Buccella means "mouthful" - these wines are rich, concentrated expressions of Napa fruit. Celia Welch consults with Rebekah Wineburg on the winemaking.

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