Bommarito by Whitehall Lane Napa Merlot 2009
"This wine has an underlying aroma of toasty oak, incense and nutmeg with flavors of ripe cherry, plum and spicy cinnamon. It is a well-balanced, medium-bodied wine with an easy finish of smooth, rounded tannins and pleasing oak that is ready to drink now."
"Made by Whitehall Lane. The Bommarito line is a fine representation of a second wine made by a skilled winemaker. This merlot is ripe and rich, silky smooth, and dipped in the right amount of French oak for a creamy pleasing mouthfeel. Blueberry and blackberry with a cocoa, chocolate character, sweet oak and fine tannin round out this terrific Napa merlot. Great for the holidays!"
--Steve Pollack, wine buyer for the Chairman's Selection program