Robert Mondavi Carneros Merlot 1997

Merlot from Carneros, California

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Item No. 19653
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Winemaker's Notes

Our Carneros Merlot reflects the stellar 1997 vintage and captures the exceptionally lush flavors of grapes grown on the windswept hills of the celebrated Carneros District. This region spans the southern tips of Napa and Sonoma valleys, just north of the San Pablo Bay. Complex and multi-layered, our Carneros Merlot displays rich, soft plum, black cherry and berry flavors with nuances of violets, mocha and spices. Sweet vanilla and toasty oak notes, from aging in new French oak barrels, linger on the persistent finish. The wine combines silky elegance with a firm backbone, assuring more than a decade of continued development in the bottle.

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For more than 40 years, Robert Mondavi Winery has been the symbol of Napa Valley. Founded in 1966, it was the first major winery built in Napa Valley in the three decades following the repeal of Prohibition (1933), and went on to establish the foundation for modern California winemaking. Robert Mondavi Winery's mission-styled architecture, with the expansive archway and bell...

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Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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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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