RH Phillips Toasted Head Merlot 2003

Merlot from California

Price: $16.99
Item No. 85617

Winemaker's Notes

Complex aromas and flavors of bright cherry, coffee, vanilla and mint, with hints of dried herbs and spice. Tannins are firm. Enjoy now through 2007. The art of blending played an important role in creating this wine. Blending is used to develop complexity by adding layers of complementary flavors. Cooler growing areas provide complex herb and mint notes, while Petit Verdot and Cabernet from the Dunnigan Hills contribute bright, fresh fruit and rich tannins.

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Learn About RH Phillips

In 1973 Karl and John Giguiere (along with John's wife Lane) went home to the Dunnigan Hills farm they grew up on to settle down to the idyll life on the family wheat and sheep operation. The charm of being shepherds quickly wore off when the three discovered that sheep use almost zero percent of their brains. The sheep were fired. In 1981, they planted 10 acres of Sauvignon Blanc...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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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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