Danzante Merlot 2005

Merlot from Sicily, Italy

$13.79 $9.99
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Item No. 91978
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

The 2005 Danzante Merlot's ruby tonality is striking both for its clarity and its density. Well-fruited fragrances predominate on the nose, with initial cherry and dried plum gradually giving way to appealing spicy nuances, particularly black pepper. It opens confidently to a mouthfilling palate, where velvety tannins are supported by a judicious alcohol, and achieves a lovely balance of all of its components. Finishes appropriately long.

Learn About Danzante

Danzante wines are the third collaboration created by the joint venture between the Robert Mondavi family of Napa Valley and the Marchesi de' Frescobaldi family of Tuscany, Italy. Danzante, Italian for dancing, encourages the everyday, energetic celebration of la dolce vita.The Mondavi -- Frescobaldi partnership was formed in 1995 in part because Robert Mondavi's family wanted to...

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Learn About Sicily

(SIH-sih-lee) Sicily makes a lot o' wine. From Marsala, the sweet, fortified wine of the region, to up-and-coming Nero d'Avola, this hot and hilly region is diverse. Sicily was at one time more quantity focused than quality, and while it's still producing a great deal of wine, the quality coming out is much better. With poor soil (great for grapes), warm sunshine, little...

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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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