Ferrari-Carano Merlot (3 Liter Double Magnum) 2004

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

Price: $100.00 $69.99
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Item No. 100815
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 93% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot

Select lots of grapes were chosen from Ferrari Carano's vineyards in Alexander, Dry Creek, Russian River and Napa/Carneros to create the beautifully balanced and full-bodied 2004 Merlot. A multidimensional, velvety wine with a dark ruby color and complex nose of ripe cherry, blackberry, and exotic notes of licorice and cedar, this year's Merlot is accented by intricately woven flavors of boysenberry, currant fruit and dark chocolate, with caramel lingering on the silky finish. Given proper cellaring, this wine will continue to provide drinking enjoyment to 2013.

The easy drinking qualities of this Merlot make it a great wine to match with many food dishes. It goes extremely well with any red meat course, game or Italian entrees. Sheep's milk cheeses also pair well with this wine.

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Family-owned and operated since 1985, Ferrari-Carano has been a leading producer of world-class, nationally acclaimed wines. From a small, 30-acre plot of grapes to the present 20 estate vineyards, Don and Rhonda Carano's success is based on their commitment to quality as well as the dedication of the vineyard and winemaking teams to make the finest wines, vintage after vintage. Ferrari-Carano owns vineyards in six appellations: Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Napa/Carneros, Anderson Valley and Mendocino Ridge.

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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