Whitehall Lane Merlot 2016
SKU: 03475

Whitehall Lane Merlot 2016

  • ws90
  • jd87
  • v87
  • wa85

750ml
$29.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Whitehall Lane
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
Candied black cherries and pomegranates burst out of this wine aromatically, coupled with graphite, cocoa dust, fresh tobacco leaf, cherry cola, baked croissant, and toasted vanilla. On the palate, this Merlot has fine, firm tannins alongside red currants, strawberry rhubarb pie, raspberry coulis, toasted walnuts, leather, and spice. It is supple in texture and shows attractive depth on the finish. Enjoy right now and through 2026 with proper cellaring.
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

A taut and sanguine red, with roasted cherry and macerated plum flavors that feature plenty of slate notes. Accents of ground black pepper and dried green herbs show on the tannic finish. Drink now.

Kim Marcus, September 2019
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd87

The 2016 Merlot checks in as a blend of 86% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, and the rest Petit Verdot. A value-priced effort that gives up attractive notes of blackberries, cherries, spice, and leafy herbs, it's medium-bodied, balanced, and easy-drinking.

January 31, 2019
Vinous
  • v87

The 2016 Merlot is soft, plump and fruity, all of which make it a good choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Although certainly a pleasant wine, the 2016 could use more depth.

Antonio Galloni, 2018
Wine Advocate
  • wa85

Composed of 86% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Merlot Napa is deep garnet-purple colored with warm plums, kirsch and bay leaves on the nose plus notes of tree bark and spice box, with a soft, simple and fruity palate.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, January 2019