2018 Laughing Lands Merlot
The Laughing Lands Vineyard, originally planted in 1989, has proven itself to be a site of distinction. We are proud to offer the 2018 Merlot as its inaugural release. It is a dark, muscular, juicy wine with aromas of ripe cherries, cocoa, with hints of licorice on its rich, round, plump mid-palate. The wine finishes with a smooth structure of fine-grained tannins. Drink now and into the 2030's.
94+ points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate - "Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it needs a little coaxing to reveal notes of fresh red and black plums, mulberries and blackberries plus hints of dried herbs, violets, tilled soil, truffles and tree bark. Medium to full-bodied with a lovely velvety texture, the palate is jam-packed with minerals and perfume, finishing with satisfying persistence."
94 points, Antonio Galloni
94 points, Wine Spectator
92 points, Jeb Dunnuck