Turnbull Merlot 2001

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Price: $27.99 $22.99
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Item No. 80534
  • WS91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • WE91

Winemaker's Notes

This is a wine that delivers on its promise! Impressive depths of varietal character and velvety richness on the palate. Earthy aromas of cedar and peppery spice pair with the lush flavors of juicy plums and black cherries. Sweet round oak sustains the elegant spicy flavors through the lengthy finish. Pepper-crusted meat and spicy desserts are a natural combination. The blend is 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc.

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In the Spring of 1993 California publisher, Patrick O'Dell, purchased Johnson Turnbull Vineyards and renamed the property Turnbull Wine Cellars. The remodeling and expansion of the facility has been completed. In addition, the wines have gone through change due to the inclusion of fruit from additional vineyards purchased by Patrick. Turnbull Wine Cellars has 145 acres of vineyards within the Oakville Viticultural Appellation representing the diverse range of microclimates and terroirs within this fabled grape-growing center of Napa Valley.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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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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