Dear Wine Lover,
If I were to pick the quintessential Merlot to show from the grape growing region of Mendocino. I don't think I could find a better example than the Human Condition 2015 Merlot. Pedigreed farming, masterful winemaking and tongue-in-cheek name.
But the price is what really sets it apart. This is French oak-aged Merlot - 14 months! How can anyone pick these grapes, vinify them, age them, bottle them and them and them make it available for $9.99!!?!? IT IS ABSOLUTELY CRAZY.
This is full-on Merlot with great complexity: blueberries, cocoa and black cherry are all part of this wonderfully balanced wine. One of our great finds of the year and available right now, right here.
Buy one or one hundred. But buy some.