|2001 Picardy Merlimont|
This is a special blend of the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc which the Pannells have given an extra eight months in barrel (20 months total). Bill’s and Dan’s desire is to produce a wine which is more approachable upon release than the traditional blend. This wine will nevertheless be drinking beautifully in 15 years. Aromas include chocolate, raspberry coulis, musk and violet. As a result of its extended maturation period, this wine is softer and more unctuous than would be the case otherwise. The palate is extremely smooth and long. Structure is still bold, with fine, ripe tannins supporting the palate.
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