181 is classic Bordeaux style Merlot, elegantly opening with aromas of black cherry, vanilla and toasty spice. Fresh fruit flavors of currant and cherry mingle gently with spicy cedar and vanilla. 181 Merlot is supple in texture, full bodied, long and well-balanced on the palate, with a lingering finish. With balanced tannins and acidity, it is the perfect companion to pasta with sausage and roasted peppers or a pan seared steak with mushrooms and parsley.
this wine is awesome. what a pleasant surprise. i've travelled to pomeral before and 181 is such a spectacular match. a gift which after consuming I guessed was 3-4 times the actual cost.
I'm a cab drinker - this is my kinda wine - not a whimpy wine, great structure - if you dont drink merlot, you have'nt had this yet.
Smooth & Supple
Fuller than most Merlot wines. Still smooth like Merlot is supposed to be.