Firestone Merlot 1997

Merlot from Central Coast, California

Price: $19.49
Item No. 7725
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Winemaker's Notes

The 1997 Merlot is a quintessential example of why the Santa Ynez Valley is a natural home to this varietal. This wine perfectly combines the richness of the grape with the mineral and spicy terroir of our vineyard. The aromas are immediately expressive, with notes of chocolate, cherries, and herbs. The palate is very lush, with ripe plums and toffee, framed by soft, plush tannins. Serve this wine with lamb roast, grilled sausages, or soft, ripe cheeses at the end of the meal.

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Learn About Firestone

Firestone Vineyard specializes in expressive high-quality wines from estate and select vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles. Long considered a destination for visitors to Santa Barbara County's wine country, Firestone produces an array of Bordeaux-influenced wines in competitively-priced categories. Founded in 1972 by Leonard and Brooks Firestone, Firestone...

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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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