Barlow 2009 Unfiltered Merlot (Calistoga) Review

Merlot from Calistoga US

Review Score: 87
Winery: Barlow
Grape: Merlot
Designation: Unfiltered
Vintage: 2009
Province: California
Region: Calistoga Napa



Our Review

A fine Merlot, dry and tannic and silky, but the fruit is starting to show some stem and oak astringency. Thus the wine is closed down and soft, and needs time to develop. Give it 4–5 years in a good cellar, and if you find it too brittle, decant.