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Estancia Merlot 2005

Estancia Merlot 2005

Merlot from Central Coast, California

Price: $13.29 $9.99
Save $3.30 (25%)
Item No. 94200
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WE89

Winemaker's Notes

The 2005 vintage in Monterey and Paso Robles embodied a variety of weather patterns. The early part of the season was cool, with punctuated periods of warm weather. Those warm periods coincided with bloom for much of the Merlot, which is particularly delicate at that time. The result is a bright and full Merlot with ripe, concentrated flavors.

Blend: 91% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appearance: Ruby red

Aroma: Bright, ripe cherry with hints of mocha.

Flavor: Black juicy fruit gives this wine its distinguishable character. A round, soft and full mouth feel is followed by a long finish with overtones of sweet oak and chocolate.

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Estancia, based in Monterey, was founded in 1986. The name Estancia is roughly translated from the Spanish word for estate, and emphasizes our conviction that the world's best wines capture the essence of their place of origin. At Estancia we control the process from the start-from the trials in our experimental vineyard blocks, to planting, harvesting, fermenting and aging the...

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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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