Delicato Blue Label Merlot 2001

Merlot from Central Coast, California

Price: $8.99
Item No. 54817

Winemaker's Notes

This is a medium bodied, deep garnet wine with hints of violet. This Merlot is blended with other red varietal grapes to create a mellow wine of layered complexity. It has a spicy, ripe cherry and rose petal aroma with notes of chocolate-y coffee and smokey oak. This is a supple wine endowed with flavors of black cherries, ripe plums and currants. While quite drinkable now, the wine will continue to improve with age over the next few years. Try it with prime rib or steak, or perhaps with pasta in a rich, meaty tomato sauce.

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...

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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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