Dry Creek Vineyard Merlot 1998

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

$23.99
Item No. 17712
  • red wine
  • WS85

Winemaker's Notes

Fragrant bouquet of cherry, berry, and cedar is laced with hints of mint and rose. Black cherry-chocolate fruit pairs with sweet plum, currant, and blackberry flavors followed by cinnamon-clove accents. Tightly structured fruit and vanilla oak completes the tantalizing finish.

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In 1972, when David S. Stare opened the doors to Dry Creek Vineyard, it was the first new winery to be built in the Valley since Prohibition. Dry Creek created the first Sonoma Fume Blanc, originated the Dry Creek Valley AVA, and was an early advocate for Bordeaux-style blending. Today, Dry Creek Vineyard is committed to vineyard diversity, vinifying individual lots of fruit...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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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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This prized and historic wine presents a special aroma and flavor profile that is distinctive to the Dry Creek Valley ...
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