Havens Merlot Reserve, Napa Valley, 1997

 
03/26/2000

Havens Merlot Reserve, Napa Valley, 1997

This is a powerful statement in Merlot. Completely extracted and built to age. The nose is a bit tight but opened after several minutes of swirling. On the palate you are hit with the enormous amounts of black fruit, tar, bitter chocolate and oak. Although very young the Havens Merlot Reserve possesses incredible depth of fruit and length. If you have to have it now give it a good hour uncorked, or save it for the next five years. Just get it. . $35. -CG


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