Folie à Deux Merlot 2016
94 In Stock
The Folie à Deux 2016 Alexander Valley Merlot has bright, enticing dark berry, blueberry and plum notes with dried tea characteristics and hints of graphite on the nose. A lavish layer of velvety tannins and firm, persistent acidity coats the mouth. The cherry, black raspberry and vanilla oak flavors are concentrated and focused boasting a firm, yet plush, mocha finish. The Folie à Deux 2016 Alexander Valley Merlot is inviting with balanced acidity, making it a perfect complement to most meat dishes, such as Mediterranean lamb burgers or a slow cooked roast beef.
2016 was a phenomenal vintage for Sonoma County. Harvest began slightly earlier after more welcomed winter rain than previous years. The pace quickly sped up towards the end of August and throughout September as many varieties ripened at the same time. Fruit quality was exceptional, achieving ample ripeness on every metric.