Souverain Alexander Valley Merlot 2005

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 91857
  • red wine
  • WN91
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 87% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep ruby in color, this concentrated Alexander Valley Merlot offers classic aromas of ripe black plum, blueberry and currant. The core of vibrant fruit balances nicely with the soft, round tannins creating a lush and juicy mouthfeel. Notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, which come from aging in oak barrels, meld nicely with the rich fruit and lead to a long, velvety finish.

"Intense aromas of plum, leather and oak. Rich, creamy flavors of black cherry and blackberry. Chewy tannins and impressions of black cherry and mocha in the lingering close."
-Wine News

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This is one fine wine, better than wines at much higher prices. We both really like this wine.
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Kathleen - Mansfield, OH (read all my reviews)

This is a great everyday Merot. Chewy with the long velvety finish that I enjoy. Not too much fruit, nice balance.
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Great tasting wine beautiful color wife really enjoyed.
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Lillehammer - Brattleboro, VT (read all my reviews)

Soft right out of the bottle although it improved with breathing. Ripe, round, lovely nose and loaded with fruit aftertaste, it is a very dry Merlot with no hard edges. Lots of character, though. Holds its own with food pairings.
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the cherry flavors make this wine, while not overpowering, the tannins leave a nice aftertaste.
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Anthony D'Esposito - Valley Village, CA (read all my reviews)

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Winemaker Ed Killian has been making wine in California's Alexander Valley for 25 years. he knows the vineyards in the valley inside and out and understands which blocks will give him the fruit he is looking for to create Souverain's signature style. Souverain's 120-year-old estate in the Alexander Valley is the primary source for grapes for the illustrious portfolio of Souverain...

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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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