Festival'34 Merlot 2006

Merlot from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 95847
  • red wine
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

This merlot is very approachable and showcases true varietal flavors of ripe plum and black cherry. Aromas of rich black fruit, blueberries, cocoa and cinnamon stick, lead into a soft round entry with rich fruit flavors and supple ripe tannins. Blended with small amounts of Petite Sirah and Malbec to increase the layers of flavors to the wine.

When crafting this wine, the winemaking team selected luscious fruit from their Monterey, Santa Barbara and Paso Robles Vineyards. In these coastal vineyards, cool breezes and fog from the Pacific Ocean provide ideal maritime conditions for growing balanced wine grapes.

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Learn About Festival'34

The name... In the fall of 1934, California's wine country celebrated its first harvest following the repeal of Prohibition. Wineries reopened their doors and merrymakers came from far and wide to celebrate at this momentous event dubbed 'Festival '34'. It is with that gracious spirit and sense of celebration we commemorate with Festival '34 wines. The wine for Festival '34 was...

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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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Winemaker's Notes Lush aromas and silky flavors of ripe black cherry, plum, mocha and spice distinguish our Napa Valley Merlot. ...
The Indian Wells Merlot offers ripe berry fruit aromas andjammy flavors typical of Wahluke Slope reds. This is a full ...
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