Villa Mt. Eden Coastal Merlot 1999

Merlot from California

Item No. 54518
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

"The deep, saturated hue of this wine suggests a richness that is consistent with its aromatic complexity, which features a black cherry core surrounded by layers of leather, spice, coffee and olives. On the palate, the mouth-feel is lush and supple, and evokes impressions of bittersweet chocolate and ripe plums. The weight is medium bodied; the finish vibrant and sustained." - Mike McGrath, Winemaker

Learn About Villa Mt. Eden

Villa Mt. Eden is one of the few wineries established around the 1880s that exists today, among the good company of Beringer, Chateau Montelena and Far Niente. Under former winemaker, Mike McGrath"s, 25 years of leadership, Villa Mt. Eden earned five placements on Wine Spectator"s annual Top 100 and many best value accolades. Villa Mt. Eden also moved production facilities up...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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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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