1995 Monticello “Corley Reserve” Merlot

($35): 82% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose is pretty reticent. Full body with a huge structure. Big fruit and big tannins. This is a serious Merlot that needs at least five years to integrate and mellow. Or, pop it next to a well marbled steak tonight.

JD (2/99)