Kris Heart Merlot 2006

Merlot from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

$14.00 $10.29
Save $3.71
Item No. 94850
  • red wine
  • RP87
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Garnet in color with intense perfumes of wild berries, crushed fruit and leather. The ripe fruit is well sustained by a lively acidity. This is an easy-going wine with fruity aromas that linger on the palate.

Recommended with roasted meats, rich pastas, sausages and cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"The estate’s 2006 Merlot Heart is the most complex of this set of wines. This medium-bodied offering possesses attractive notes of dark fruit, smoke, earthiness, licorice, leather and the sweet herbal overtones that are typical of the wines of the Dolomites. The wine was made from a combination of purchased wine, purchased fruit and estate-grown fruit, and aged in a combination of French oak and stainless steel. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010."
87 Points

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(7/31/2011)
A little too crisp and sharp for our taste.
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Learn About Kris

Kris wines are a joint effort of winemaker Franz Haas and Winebow. Winebow founder and CEO Leonardo LoCascio first met Franz Haas on a visit to Italy in the late 1990s. Immediately impressed with Haas' mastery of winemaking analytics and his painstaking attention to detail in all aspects of vineyard management and winemaking, Winebow began importing Haas wines into the U.S....

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Learn About Trentino-Alto Adige

(tren-TEE-noe ahl-toe ah-DEE-jay) The area consists of the regions Trentino and Alto Adige, neighbors in Northeast Italy, and is part of the Tre-Venezie trifecta. The northernmost region of Italy is fairly hilly due its closeness to the the Alps, and many vines in Trentino are terraced along the hillsides for ideal sunlight benefits. Alto Adige, in turn, has more vines on...

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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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