Tasting Notes: Blueberry, Plum, Spice, Licorice
Provenance Vineyards began in 1999 and quickly earned a stellar reputation. It is located in the heart of Rutherford directly next to Highway 29. In November 2021, the Allen Lombardi family acquired Provenance Vineyards. Attracted to its rich history, timeless style and strong growth potential, the Lombardis are committed to building the next chapter of the brand. The founding (and now former) winemaker was Tom Rinaldi (of Duckhorn fame). While Tom is no longer involved at Provenance, his standards of quality continue with the current wine making team; the bar is set high
The Provenance Merlot has solid structure, complexity, and full body with focused acidity, and mellow tannins. The soft palate present flavors of blueberry, dried cherry, plum, spice box, praline, oak, licorice, and blackberry with bits of cocoa and black tea. I've had this lovely wine many times at our favorite steak house with a perfectly cooked medium rare porterhouse.