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Tuesday Quick Sip – 2006 Tangley Oaks Merlot

2006 Tangley Oaks Merlot

Wine Information –

Appellation: Napa Valley

Grapes: 100% Merlot

Oak Aging: French Oak for 20 months

Price: $15

TANMerl-NV_Bottle_medMy Tasting Notes –

Nose: black cherry, oak, vanilla, raspberry jam

Taste: black currant, oak

Mouthfeel: medium body with velvety tannins

Finish: short to medium in length, very fruity

Not a bad wine but not great. I was impressed with the nose, which was very powerful but the wine fell short on the palate. Very one dimensional and overly fruity flavor profile, the stuff that Merlot gets a bad rap for. It was very smooth though and I could definitely see some consumers liking it, although it didn’t do it for me.


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