Atalon Merlot 2005
Good medium red. Seems a bit riper on the nose than the Keyes Vineyard merlot, offering dark plum, milk chocolate and graphite along with a lightly herbal character. Then sweeter and finer-grained in the mouth, with good mineral lift to the plum flavor. Not especially deep but easier to taste today than the Keyes example, thanks in part to suppler tannins.
AtalonView all wine
The famed Howell Mountain property was acquired by the Jackson family in 1996 and renamed the Keyes Vineyard... View More