Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Merlot 2002

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 81489
  • red wine
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

"This is a solid, even gutsy Merlot, with a dense, chewy core of spicy currant, plum, black cherry and fresh earth and mineral notes, finishing with a dash of cocoa. Excellent structure, depth and persistence. Best from 2007 through 2012."
-Wine Spectator

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Bill Eyer - Chula Vista, CA (read all my reviews)

This wine had a tight beam of fruit on the front palate and a long consistent finish. A structured and well balanced beauty of crimson delight! The bouquet spoke immediately of the elegance which awaited within the glass. I gave this wine a lookup online today and see WS, liked it quite a bit as well. They seem to agree with most of my reviews, maybe they check my notes?? Not!, but I'd like to think so.. but I digress. (love that word) to check out the rest of my review and if you're interested in pairing suggestions, click on over to by blog @ Cheers everyone!
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Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned winery committed to crafting world class, estate-grown wines. Founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch near St. Helena in the Napa Valley, the winery now controls and farms nearly 375 acres of vines on eight estate vineyards in St. Helena, the Stags Leap District, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll District, Carneros...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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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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