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Burgess Merlot 1998

Burgess Merlot 1998

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Price: $29.99 $26.99
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Item No. 22584
  • WS89
  • WE88
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Winemaker's Notes

An abnormally wet spring and late summer caused a later than usual harvest, but nature cooperated with a warm and sunny early Autumn. This created elegant, complex fruit with concentrated fruit flavors. The grapes were picked at full maturity from the Burgess Yountville vineyard.

Rich aromas of black cherry and spice dominate the nose while the body is full and supple. The complexity and concentration of flavors ensures that this wine will complement a wide variety of foods. The finish is long and lingering and although drinkable now the wine will continue to improve with further cellering.

Learn About Burgess

Burgess Cellars is a stone and redwood mountainside winery which was originally started in the 1880's. It's adjacent vineyards support the belief that it is vital to grow only those varieties of grapes which are best suited to the particular aspects of that land; such as soil, exposure, and climate. That is why the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Zinfandel are...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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