Esser Vineyards Merlot 2006

Merlot from California

Item No. 94931
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Syrah

The aromatic profile of the wine reveals a striking combination of ripe plum and black cherry fruit, along with savory complements of cola, sweet tobacco, anise, and some vanilla and toffee notes of oak. It has a remarkably smooth texture for a young wine; flavors are of baked stone fruits, spice cake, and espresso.

At the table, a great match for grilled red meats, game, and full-flavored pastas.

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German-born Manfred Esser began his career as a salesman for a large European winery; in 1974, he came to the United States. Esser joined Napa Valley's Cuvaison Winery as President in 1986 and, in a little over 10 years, made it one of the most successful estates in the industry. His unique approach to converting customers into company ambassadors has set an industry standard for...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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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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