Prince Michel Reserve Merlot Cabernet 1998

Bordeaux Red Blends from Virginia, Other US

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Item No. 24294
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Winemaker's Notes

Prince Michel Vineyards releases a reserve red in only the finest of vintage years. 1998 was such a year, boasting warm, dry ripening conditions which allowed the grapes to reach optimal maturity. This blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc is a testament to our wonderful 1998 growing season - a season that was blesed by mother nature from early spring on.

The softness of the Merlot lends this wine to a typical Merlot nose of elegant varietal fruit. The Cabernet Sauvignon provides strength and structure needed to make this a longer aging wine. The Cabernet Franc completes the structure and enhances the fruit character of this unique blend.

Learn About Virginia

From Jamestown to today, Virginia has one of the oldest histories of winemaking in the New World. The early settlers started vines from native varieties. 200 years after Jamestown, at Monticello Thomas Jefferson endlessly tried to grow vinifera grapes, but only the native varieties survived phylloxera. Even so, he was sure that wine made from these grapes would equal the finest...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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