Clos Pegase Mitsuko's Vineyard Merlot 2004

Merlot from Carneros, California

$27.99
Item No. 95630
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • RP87

Winemaker's Notes

Blend of 96% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec.

Dark, jammy cherry and blackberry fruit dominate the nose, along with plum and hints of toast and savory oak. A broad, rich and ripe entry leads to plenty of vibrant fruit on a full-bodied palate, finishing with fine, balanced tannins.

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Completed in 1987, Clos Pegase was designed to be a temple to wine on a 47 acre Calistoga vineyard. The winery has a total of 450 acres, mostly located in Carneros. The Clos Pegase label features Pegasus, painted circa 1890 by the French artist Redon. This painting is winery owner Jan Shrem's favorite work of art from his extensive private collection.

Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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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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