Edna Valley Vineyard Merlot 2005

Merlot from Central Coast, California

Price: $19.29 $13.79
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Item No. 94013

Winemaker's Notes

This Merlot has juicy black cherry and blackberry bramble notes, with chocolate and coffee elements acquired by aging in mainly French oak cooperage. The tannins are firm, the mouthfeel full, and the lingering caramel finish is sprinkled with a dash of spice and green olive.

The wine pairs perfectly with lamb chops, chicken cacciatore, and tomato-based pastas.

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Located just four miles from the Pacific Ocean near San Luis Obispo, Edna Valley Vineyard benefits from the coolest and longest growing season in California. The valley"s east-west orientation funnels afternoon sea breezes so the grapes slowly ripen on the vine. This prolonged hangtime allows the grapes to develop generous flavors and outstanding balance. Predominantly sandstone...

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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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