Robert Mondavi Private Selection Rum Barrel Aged Merlot 2019
Our 2019 Rum Barrel-Aged Merlot blends the craftsmanship of California winemaking with the tradition of dark rum barrel aging. Dark ruby red in color, it opens with rich, sweet aromas of blackstrap molasses, vanilla, mocha, cocoa powder, maple, tobacco leaf, spiced rum cake, anise, black cherry, and dark plum. Ripe concentrated flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, spiced rum cake, molasses, caramel, brown sugar, baking spice, sweet oak, vanilla, and dark chocolate carry through to a long, lush, and sweet finish. A superb accompaniment to Caribbean rum cake, pasta Bolognese, Korean short ribs, Jamaican jerk chicken, spicy coconut curry, dark chocolate, brie with fig jam, and a white sandy beach at sunset.