Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot 1997

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 1713

Winemaker's Notes

This wine displays very deep blackish purple color, and is intensely aromatic. Distinctive blackberry and plum-like fruit abound, with nuances of vanilla and cedar. On the palate this wine is imbued with a solid core of bright, juicy Merlot fruit. The plummy fruit is round and mouth-filling, finishing slightly spicy with firm tannins. Great depth and length will give this wine a cellar life of 10 - 12 years.

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Alexander Valley Vineyards is owned and operated by the Harry Wetzel family. Founded in 1975, it is located on Cyrus Alexander's old homestead. The Wetzel Family Estate now grows fourteen grape varieties, on diverse sites stretching from the banks of the Russian River up onto the hillsides. Each grape variety is matched to a specific soil type and exposure. Vineyard Manager...

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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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