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Cinnabar Merlot Central Coast 1998

Cinnabar Merlot Central Coast 1998

Merlot from Central Coast, California

Price: $18.49
Item No. 18679

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red in color, the Cinnabar Central Coast Merlot shows classic Central Coast Appellation qualities; bright aromas of red cherry, cassis, sweet spice and black olives. The wine offers luscious berry, red cherry, cedar and tobacco flavors, balanced with fine tannins that are supple in the mouth, leading the wine to a smooth finish.

Alcohol: 13.8% by volume

Learn About Cinnabar

Situated 40 miles south of San Francisco between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, Cinnabar overlooks Silicon Valley from the east rim of the Santa Cruz Mountains at 1,650 feet. Mild temperatures and clay-loam soils contribute deep fruit and earthy components to wines that express a unique sense of place. Winemaker George Troquato combines Cinnabar's small, intensely flavored grapes with meddle-free winemaking to produce complex, well-balanced wines.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

Read More About Central Coast

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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