Cannonball, Merlot, California, USA, 2019


The Chardonnay was the first wine we tasted from Yoav & Cannonball which was around 4-5 years ago and we fell deeply in love it (so much so Yoav joined for a Zoom tasting in 2020 to talk it through). We loved Yoav's philosophy and wine so much we had to dive into some of his other wines. This Merlot is a blend of grapes from Mendocino County (for structure) and Clarksburg (for the body and fruit). A cracking example of just how good Merlot can be. Enjoy.

90 Points – Tasting Panel


Wonderful aromatics. Cherry, black tea, vanilla oak and blueberry compote.


Generous and soft. Silky yet savoury. Rich cherry. Dark berries. Caramel. Cloves. Black pepper. Firm but juicy tannins.