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This Merlot will push the boundaries of what you thought Napa Valley Merlot could be. Opulent with layers of dark fruits, cocoa and a finish that lasts for days, the 2016 Thorn Merlot, is not for the faint of heart.
Blended from fruit sourced from the cream of the crop sites in Napa Valley - Atlas Peak and Oak Knoll to start. Painstaking efforts have gone into making this incredibly approachable, velvety beast. If California is your jam, this is a must buy.
About the wine
From the brains behind everyone's favourite wine, The Prisoner, comes a new release to Canada - Thorn Merlot. Keeping that boisterous style we've grown to know and love from The Prisoner, Thorn does not disappoint. A blend of Merlot, with a dollop of Syrah, Petit Sirah, and Malbec - the 2016 is sure to wow everyone you share it with - if you dare, we won't blame you if you kept it all for yourself!
Appellation: Napa Valley, California, USA
- 4.2/5.0, Vivino Users (72 ratings)
Grapes: Merlot, Syrah, Petit Sirah, Malbec
Cooperage: A combination of French and Hungarian oak barrels, 35% new
4.2 ★ Vivino Users
"Medium ruby in color with jammy plum aroma. Smith and rich. Dark berry taste of black cherry, plum, blackberry. Medium acidity and alcohol with full body and long length. Medium tannins." CG
"Try it with a chocolate tart with blueberry compote! Utterly amazing! New leather, minerally, crushed rock, long finish. So good." Sara R.
94 points, William Wong (wine.com)
"The 2016 Prisoner Wine Company Thorn Merlot snuck up on me. At first, I enjoyed it. As it aerated, I found myself returning for additional sips and savors. TASTING NOTES: This wine is deep, yet stylish and mindful of the grape's inherent qualities. Its aromas and flavors of berries, savory spices, and earth should pair it perfectly with braised lamb shanks."