Havens Merlot 2004

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

$30.00 $14.99
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Item No. 97666
  • red wine
  • ST89
  • RP88
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:
  • 2003
  • ST88
  • 2002
  • RP90
  • 2001
  • ST91

Winemaker's Notes

A blend of 95% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Our 2004 Napa Valley Merlot is now full and luscious, in a sense the most classic style for Napa Valley. This wine is destined to be a crowd-pleaser, offering a juicy, rich mouth-feel and varietally true black fruits. Yet the tannins are round and mouth filling, so the resulting wine on the palate is still balanced. It answers firmly that a rich wine can be complex, nuanced and elegant.

"The 2004 Merlot Carneros (which includes small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) exhibits more depth and concentration. Its bouquet reveals aromas of chocolate, coffee beans, black currants, and sweet cherries. With excellent texture and medium to full body, it should keep for 7-8 years." 88 Points
Wine Advocate
December 2007

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Founded in 1984 by winemaker Michael Havens, Havens Wine Cellars have earned distinction for its Merlot, Syrah and their Bordeaux-style red blend called Bouriquot. Havens Wine Cellars is located just south of Yountville and a short quieting drive off Highway 29, Napa Valley"s main winery tour route. The pastoral 10-acre site located on the Mayacamas benchland includes a 7½ acre...

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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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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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