Peterson Dry Creek Merlot 1996

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 7757
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Deeply garnet colored with aromas of ripe plum and cherry with a slight dusty and herbal essence in the background. Delicate yet intense flavors of dark cherries, chocolate and vanilla with a sweet oak finish. With more than 50% of the grapes from Bradford Mountain, this Merlot expresses the intensity and richness of fruit grown in the Bradford Mountain vineyard.

Learn About Peterson

Peterson Winery, located off Lytton Springs Road just north of Healdsburg, California (Sonoma County), is recognizable by the large red barn at the end of a vineyard-lined road. For those of you who aren"t familiar with the geography of Northern California, Healdsburg is about 75 miles north of San Francisco.Peterson Winery grew out of the vineyards that now supply us with grapes....

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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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