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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Brass Tacks Merlot 2006
Brass Tacks Merlot 2006
(search item no. 100043)

PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Brass Tack Merlot is sourced from the California Central Coast, where high winds, dry days and cool ocean fogs create a long growing season, leading to full, forward fruit flavors and ideal acidity.

This Merlot offers tasty red berry and ripe cherry fruit with hints of spice and vanilla from nicely integrated oak. Soft and supple tannins make it an ideal food companion.

Let's get down to brass tacks, shall we? At Brass Tacks, we believe the essence of California wine is the fruit. So our winemaking starts in the vineyard, where we cultivate the unique characteristics of each varietal and vineyard. The result is a wine that isn't over-manipulated, allowing the personality of the fruit to shine through.

brass tacks (noun) - the most fundamental considerations; essentials; realities (usually used in the phrase "get down to brass tacks").

"Rich, full-flavored and fruit-forward; juicy with body and streamlined tannins. Nice, nuanced vanilla and a holiday pie melding of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove.
90 points - The Tasting Panel Magazine (October, 2009)

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About Brass Tacks:

Brass Tacks wines reflects the essence of California wine and the purity of the fruit. The winemaking starts in the vineyard, where the unique characteristics of each varietal and vineyard are cultivated. The result is a wine that isn't over-manipulated, allowing the personality of the fruit to shine through.

Brass Tacks produces wines that capture the unique essence of the varietal as well as the region in which it thrives. The fruit is sourced from regions and vineyards that are among the best suited for the varietal and wines are produced in small lots to ensure quality.

brass tacks (noun) - the most fundamental considerations; essentials; realities (usually used in the phrase "get down to brass tacks."