Echelon Merlot 2005

Merlot from Central Coast, California

Price: $9.79
Item No. 94856
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Winemaker's Notes

A lovely garnet in color, the wine exhibits aromas of cherry liquor, mint and toasted oak. At this young age, the wine shows flavors of dark cherries and cocoa, with a slight oakiness.

Enjoyable upon release, this Merlot will gain complexity with two or three years of cellar aging. It is delicious with pork loin, wild game and rich pastas.

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Combining the best fruit from friends" and neighbors" vineyards, Echelon produces serious wines for everyday drinking. To obtain this exceptional fruit, Echelon pioneered the development of long-term contracts with growers in emerging regions, including areas within California"s Central Coast and the Clarksburg appellation"s Esperanza Vineyard. Echelon"s winery is located in San...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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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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