Raymond R Collection Merlot 2006

Merlot from California

$14.79
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Item No. 102142
  • red wine
Style: Smooth & Supple

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: 14.4%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

A fruit forward wine that opens with aromas of red cherry, red plum, cassis, raspberry, anise, chocolate and spice. This rich Merlot fills the mouth with Bing cherry, plum, raspberry and boysenberry with notes of clove and peppery spice before the smooth vanilla finish. Full-bodied, yet approachable, this wine is well structured with a good balance of fruit, acid and tannins.

A perfect companion for food, this Merlot's fruit and balance lends itself to a wide range of cuisines. Pair with grilled salmon, pork tenderloin, barbequed chicken and ribs, burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, your favorite pizza, spicy sausages or kebabs. Try with steak and shrimp fajitas, Thai red curry, Moroccan tagine, baked rigatoni or hearty winter soups and stews.

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Rating:
(9/20/2010)
description fairly accurate, a very good wine especially for the price
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