2018 Silent Bishop Merlot

A nose of intense black cherry, coffee and tobacco.  The palate has fleshy dark fruits with well balanced acidity and bright tannins, producing a wine of harmony and length.

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Aromas & Texture
Intense & Bright
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  • 94 Points Accolade - John Schreiner
  • Wine Accolade 92 Points Anthony Gismondi

The bright aromas and flavours reflect that the fruit is from the cooler side of the valley. There are aromas of red currant, raspberry and cherry with green herbal notes, all of which carries through to the flavour. The tannins, while ripe, still have grip.

94 Points, John Schreiner

The ’18 opens with some herbaceous notes with medium weight and silky textures throughout its redcurrant, raspberry palate streaked with coffee and tobacco.

92 Points, Anthony Gismondi

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