Cannonball, Merlot, California, USA, 2017

£16.50

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

Nose

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

Palate

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