Ken Deis Napa Valley Merlot 2017

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by Ken Deis

96%
of 57
would buy again
96%
of 57
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This rating is unique to the current vintage. If you’re interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below…

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

96% of 57

2016

86% of 3,263

2015

83% of 5,200

2014

88% of 2,221

2012

90% of 1,200

Smooth, top-shelf Merlot from your Napa champion

    • Ken's ripe and rustic Napa Valley Merlot is back and more velvety than ever! It's layered with flavors like red cherries and jammy berries, with a long, smooth finish.

    • Ken combed the Napa Valley to find the perfect fruit for this Napa staple, cold-soaking grapes before fermentation and giving them extra time on the skins afterward for elegant, balanced flavor.

    • Not only is this man a Napa legend (with 40 years+ of experience in the region!), he's one of your very first winemakers. Ken's made you Merlot since the beginning - don't miss your iconic Angel treat!

    • Last year's vintage took a Silver at the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. You can expect those same award-winning flavors this year!

Aging advice
Ready to be enjoyed with proper decanting, can age for 3-5 years or more if stored properly.

Serving advice
A young red wine should always be allowed to breathe prior to drinking, decant for an hour or two.

Local food match
Red meats especially lamb or beef, roast or grilled chicken, hearty dishes and spicy foods.