2014 La Storia Merlot

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The 2014 growing season was nearly perfect and very similar to the great 2012 and 2013 seasons, delivering bright and fruity aromas and deep dark color with a bit higher than normal acidity suggesting better affinity with food. The main aromas and flavors are of dark cherry, plums, a bit of black licorice and herbs. The new oak barrels contribute a touch of vanilla, brown sugar, cocoa dust and toast. On the mouth the wine is almost heavy but balancing the acidity and the tannins well for such a young wine.