Provenance Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot 2003

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Price: $28.99
Item No. 85817
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Winemaker's Notes

We destemmed the grapes, but did not crush them. After cold soaking the grapes for two days, we added a selection of yeast to start fermentation. Careful monitoring of the fermentation, careful separation of the wine from the skins, natural clarification by gravity and age-old Bordeaux techniques that allow development for a year and a half, produced a wine that is elegant yet powerfully rich. We crafted this wine to be reflective of the vintage, varietal and this famed subappellation of Napa Valley.

Our Carneros Merlot has a pleasing rich ruby red color. Spiced apple, exotic plum, green tea and suede leather round out the nose. The flavors are bold, bright and varietally distinctive. This pure Merlot has "the right stuff."

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Provenance Vineyards showcases the distinctiveness of Napa Valley's best growing areas for red wines by selecting some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Rutherford and Oakville districts and Merlot vineyards in the Carneros district. The same uncompromising approach also characterizes Provenance winemaking, with the goal of bringing the grapes from these great...

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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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