Ravenswood Sonoma Merlot 2002

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 88244
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • ST89

Winemaker's Notes

98% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Sonoma County Merlot has notes of leather, smoke and green olive, plus a smattering of Sonoma Valley fruit that announces its presence with ripe plums and cherries, velvety texture and hint of brown sugar.

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Fueled initially by the inspiration and winemaking skills of Joel Peterson, aided and abetted by his business partner W. Reed Foster, Ravenswood winery has been dedicated to top quality, hand-crafted wine since the first crush in 1976. Every Ravenswood wine carries a unique vintage and vineyard identity in addition to the intense powerful - gothic - character with which the winery...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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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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