2014 Lexington Wine Co. Merlot

Gist Ranch Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains AVA

The 2014 Merlot Gist Ranch Estate presents striking depth, texture and intensity, with plenty of mountain structure to back things up.  As is often the case, the Lexington Merlot is really a wine of place, in other words, of the mountains, rather than what might be called a more truly varietal expression of the grape.  Beams of tannin and acidity give the wine much of its distinctive personality.  There is plenty to like, that much is clear.
– Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 92 pts

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