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Paso Creek Merlot 2011

Paso Creek Merlot 2011

Merlot from Central Coast, California

Price: $17.00 $10.99
Save $6.01 (35%)
Item No. 124885
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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

Bold flavors of blackberries, cherries, currants and spice complimented by sturdy tannins and balanced acidity, all leading to a rich, long finish.

Blend: 80% Merlot, 10% Petite Sirah, 6% Malbec, 4% Petite Verdot

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Learn About Paso Creek

Paso Robles is a wine-growing region like few others in California - or the world, for that matter. And it's where Paso Creek makes it stand in pursuit of the bold, brash flavors that have given Paso Robles its reputation (both literally and figuratively) as a hot new region for Zinfandel and Bordeaux varietals. Though the Paso Robles AVA is located about halfway between Los...

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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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