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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Burgess Merlot 2002
Burgess Merlot 2002
(search item no. 84080)

PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $20.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

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About Burgess Cellars:

Burgess Cellars is a stone and redwood mountainside winery which was originally started in the 1880's. It's adjacent vineyards support the belief that it is vital to grow only those varieties of grapes which are best suited to the particular aspects of that land; such as soil, exposure, and climate. That is why the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Zinfandel are planted in the winery's mountain vineyards.

The Estate Chardonnay grapes are also grown in an ideal location south of Yountville. There, the cooler bay-influenced temperatures and breezes create fruit of superior quality and unique character.

The worldwide reputation of Burgess wines lies in the fact that they are always in perfect harmony, fully integrated to form a "total impression". Maximum varietal character, firm oak, good body, and long, complex finish are stressed. These attributes are controlled through painstaking attention to the estate vineyards and labor intensive old world winemaking techniques; all brought together with the most modern technology.