Jim Olsen and Tom Shula Merlot Sonoma Valley 2016

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by Jim and Tom

88%
of 891
would buy again
88%
of 891
About this rating

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

2016

88% of 891

2015

86% of 1,018

2014

85% of 1,414

2013

89% of 2,216

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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)

Merlot

Easy Drinking Red

14.50% Alc

750ml

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.