Ferrari-Carano TreMonte Merlot 1999

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 61812
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Our TreMonte Merlot is a complex, multi-dimensional wine with layered flavor components and a richness seldom found in Merlot. The shallow, rocky soils of our mountain vineyards are well suited to this Bordeaux variety, yielding only three-and-a-half tons per acre. The vines were planted on an east-facing slope at an elevation of 12,000 feet. This site provides a longer -than-usual growing season with extended hang time to ensure maximum fruit ripeness at harves time. Smooth and velvety in the mouth, this densely-colored wine balances rich concentrated fruit with supple, well-rounded tannins. French oak barrel aging adds its hint of spicy cinnamon and nutmeg undertones.

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Family-owned and operated since 1985, Ferrari-Carano has been a leading producer of world-class, nationally acclaimed wines. From a small, 30-acre plot of grapes to the present 20 estate vineyards, Don and Rhonda Carano's success is based on their commitment to quality as well as the dedication of the vineyard and winemaking teams to make the finest wines, vintage after vintage. Ferrari-Carano owns vineyards in six appellations: Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Napa/Carneros, Anderson Valley and Mendocino Ridge.

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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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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