Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Review of 2002 Merlot, Paradise Hills Vineyard

Rive Droite

Review by Stephen Tanzer

Rating: (95)

Saturated ruby-red. Wonderfully complex, deep aromas of plum, currant, licorice, smoke, dark chocolate and spices. Superconcentrated, round, sweet and creamy, with highly complex flavors of plum, dark chocolate, minerals and leather. This offers breadth and palate coverage rare for merlot that’s not grown on the Pomerol plateau. The rising finish boasts superb breadth and length. A great California merlot.


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