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2005 Buccella - Merlot 750ml
2005 Buccella - Merlot
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Merlot
2005 Buccella - Merlot
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Professional Reviews


Vinfolio Author: Vinfolio Team Issue: 189

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.

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Community Reviews


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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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.


rrrobins Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 11/07/2008

incredible nose, lush fruit and long finish


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.

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