Robert Mondavi Napa Valley 2006 Merlot, $15.29-$22.99, 91 points, appears more Bordeaux-red than the 2010 vintage, retains its youthful clear ring, and smells more a black currant with earth tones.
The near full body presents good acidity, mellow-smooth though substantial tannin, rich plum flavor on a spiced based black fruit that carries seamlessly into a wholesome finish with just a shade of chalkiness.
I bought this Merlot three years ago, and with good fortune and consistent winemaking, hopefully the 2010 will age as gracefully. So, when I said this about the 2010 Robert Mondavi Merlot yesterday: bucks the trend of "drink young!" I believe I was right about that.
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