Robert Mondavi Private Selection Rum Barrel Aged Merlot 2016
Robert Mondavi Rum Barrel-Aged Merlot blends the traditional craftsmanship of California winemaking with the exotic tradition of dark rum barrel aging. This results in an incredibly bold and unique sensory expression. Following in the footsteps of their Private Select Bourbon Barrel-Aged wines, a portion of this Monterey County Merlot is aged in used Rum barrels. These barrels impart complex nuances of molasses and toasted coconut. Ruby red in color, our Rum Barrel-Aged Merlot fills the glass with rich aromas of molasses, maple, and black plum. Well balanced flavors of jammy plum and blackberries with toasted coconut, baking spices and rich vanilla lead to a long, lush finish.