Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The 2005 Proprietary Red Mernet Reserve is an equal-part blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from their Spring Mountain vineyards. This is super-concentrated, but the incremental richness and ripeness build up. The wine is very young, youthful, but sadly, there are only 350 cases of it. Pure and rich, it offers blueberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit, flowers, a hint of minerality, and a full-bodied mouthfeel, but striking elegance and purity. Forget this for another 3-4 years and drink it over the following two decades.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 96Drink Dates: 2009-2017Author: CBS Wine
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 78 bottles owned
- 18 collectors
- Average collector rating: 96
(Out of 18 collectors)