Jim Olsen and Tom Shula Merlot Sonoma Valley 2016

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by Jim and Tom

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86% of 1,036


85% of 1,425


89% of 2,220

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David Akiyoshi California Pinot Noir 2016

High-class Merlot from incredible old vine vineyards!

    • Jim and Tom's Merlot is from a late-ripening hillside vineyard. When red grapes are allowed to grow slow 'n' low... makes a wine that's approachable and oh-so-enjoyable!
    • Complex, dark red wine with layers of ripe plum and cherry flavors – 100% pure Merlot with real sophistication. You get a lot of bang for your buck with these old vines
    • Tom and Jim were both chomping at the bit to make a classic Merlot... and Angel funding allowed them to do just that!

USA (California)


Easy Drinking Red

14.50% Alc


Aging advice
The wine can be enjoyed soon after release, though it may show better the day after opening. It should improve for at least 3-5 years.

Serving advice
If enjoying this wine in the first year after release, it will benefit from decanting or aeration 30-60 minutes before serving.

Local food match
Roasted or grilled lamb loin chops.