Buena Vista Carneros Merlot 2001

Merlot from Carneros, California

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Item No. 79416
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Winemaker's Notes

This Merlot is an impressive example of Carneros fruit and a testament to what a truly wonderful growing region it is for all Bordeaux grape varietals. The Carneros Estate Merlot is well balanced, full-bodied and packed with flavors of pomegranate and chocolate. The wine has many layers that unfold with each sip. Its round, smooth tannins lend promise to great aging potential. This is a versatile food wine that pairs well with lamb, red meat, flavorful tomato-sauced pastas, filet mignon, lasagna or even herb roasted chicken.

Learn About Buena Vista Map ItMap It

Founded in 1857 as California's first premium winery, Buena Vista, under the direction of winemaker Jeff Stewart, is a leader in cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah. Straddling Sonoma County in the southern end of the Carneros appellation, the 523-acre Ramal Vineyard Estate is broken up into 167 small blocks, with 21 different clones of Chardonnay and 13 different...

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Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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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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