Bone Dance Merlot 2008
REGION – Napa Valley
AROMA – Black cherry, blueberry, black olive, orange peel, star anise, vanilla bean and jasmine.
TASTE – The entry is very round and as the wine is swirled on the palate it develops into a pleasing balance between the fruit flavors and mouth-filling tannins. The finish is very smooth with a lingering aftertaste of fruit and spice.
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