Rocking Horse Garvey Vineyard Merlot 1999

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

$36.99
Item No. 50122
  • red wine
  • W&S91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WS88
  • WE85

Winemaker's Notes

This merlot manages to pack some flavor tension with its seeming contradictions: the wine is sofy yet firmly stated, the cherry flavors both rusty red and sour while chocolately and liqueur-like. The lasting chalky tannin never quite overtakes the longer-lasting red fruit. It's a substantial wine from young vines; enjoy its evolution over the next several years. (1,000 cases)

Learn About Rocking Horse

Established in 1989, Rocking Horse is a small quality producer of ultra premium red wines. It was proprietors Jeff and Nancy Doran"s desire to produce the absolute best wines from legendary growing regions. That quest quietly led them from a backyard bottling line, producing a limited 600 cases, to their current 8,000 case production level. Early in the building years a conscious...

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Learn About Napa Valley

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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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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