What Are We Drinking Now? 2001 Salexis Napa Valley Merlot for Father’s Day

Kevin has a vintage Merlot for your classic Dad.

2001 Salexis Napa Valley Merlot

Yes, you read that correctly: It DOES say 2001. This beautiful Napa Valley Merlot was made by John Gibson, who earned his stripes working for Chappellet, Stag’s Leap, and Vin Cliff before starting this project, Salexis. The wine shows its age in the color (a dark garnet) but all of the aromas of raspberry, blackberry, coffee, and chocolate still remain.

A super-big wine at 14%, this should be the anchor to that special Father’s Day meal, especially if there’s a giant hunk of red meat involved (like, say, a tomahawk ribeye from Marczyk Fine Foods right next door). This is the easy way to taste some well-aged vintage wine without having to store it in your basement for two decades.

Be VERY careful with the cork — it has been sitting around for 20 years, after all. Here is a link to an article on how to open and serve vintage wine.

2001 Salexis Napa Valley Merlot
Friends & Family: $29.99/btl (reg $34.99)


(Order online if you’d rather not come all the way into the shop. We’ll have it ready for you within an hour; just take a couple of steps inside our shop, pick up your order, and be on your way.)

(You must be 21 to order and pick up wine — please have your ID ready.)

By | 2021-06-18T18:51:59+00:00 June 17th, 2021|

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Kevin generally manages all the people, places and things involving wine, beer, and spirits. His education is from the streets, alleys, kitchens, bars and everywhere people have been gracious enough to share. He likes pilsners, Rieslings and cats.