Friday, March 19, 2010

Havens, Merlot, Napa Valley 2005

Deep red.

Vinturi - attractive, integrated nose of hazelnut, herbs, red pepper, black raspberry.

Round and plush, with very good depth and length. Mild acid/tannin synergy keeps everything firm and lifted, so to speak. Good stuff. But doesn't seem to have the guts/interest of something M.H. would have bottled himself.

$20. Unfortunately this winery no longer exists. Michael Havens hopefully got his money up front. Great, thoughtful, winemaker.