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Robert Mondavi Napa Merlot 2009

Robert Mondavi Napa Merlot 2009

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Price: $23.00 $18.39
Save $4.61 (20%)
Item No. 115863
  • WS88
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: 15.3%

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

A full-bodied yet supple wine, this Napa Valley Merlot has good structure, with excellent acidity. This wine balances the rich abundance of Merlot's black currant aromas and flavors with the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon and the influences of new French oak. Full-bodied with soft, round tannins and plush mouthfeel, this Merlot shows a mature intensity that extends all the way into a smooth, silken finish.

Critical Acclaim

"A soft yet lively red, with black cherry and tomato leaf aromas and focused currant and spiced cedar flavors."
88 Points

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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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