Ravenswood Sonoma Merlot 2004

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 100616
  • red wine
  • ST88
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • ST89

Winemaker's Notes

Bright high-tone perfumy scents of spice, cherry, vanilla, and plums lend elegance to deep, ripe fruit notes with hints of dark chocolate that are typical of this grape variety. The 2006 Sonoma County Merlot is fresh and uplifting, rich without being heavy, and perfectly balanced with a cherry-spice finish and the ideal amount of astringency. Three to five years will add depth and harmony to this wine. This racy Merlot will be lovely accompaniment to roasted and grilled red meats, or a fabulous partner for a good roast chicken with herbs and garlic.

Critical Acclaim

"Good full red. Pie cherry, currant and orange peel aromas, along with cooler suggestions of graphite and fresh herbs. Quite sweet and lush in the mouth, with superripe flavors of red cherry, currant, milk chocolate and lead pencil; faint suggestion of stewed fruits. Finishes with sweet tannins."
88 Points

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Kim Broers - Kansas City, MO (read all my reviews)

not usually a fan of the ravenswood wines, but this merlot was quite tasty.
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Kim Broers - Kansas City, MO (read all my reviews)

not usually a fan of the ravenswood wines, but this merlot was quite tasty.
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Learn About Ravenswood Map ItMap It

Fueled initially by the inspiration and winemaking skills of Joel Peterson, aided and abetted by his business partner W. Reed Foster, Ravenswood winery has been dedicated to top quality, hand-crafted wine since the first crush in 1976. Every Ravenswood wine carries a unique vintage and vineyard identity in addition to the intense powerful - gothic - character with which the winery...

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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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