2019 Own Rooted Merlot
Casagrande Vineyards, Adelaida District, Paso Robles
90 cases, bottled February 2022
Cherry cola, crushed mint, and green bell pepper introduce Thacher's first Merlot. On the palate, you will encounter black plum, cocoa powder, and bramble fruits such as boysenberry and blackberry. The lush mouthfeel and firm, balanced tannins of this Bordeaux variety will have you forgetting about Sideways and this varietal's negative stereotypes.
93 points, W.E.