Rosenblum Cellars Russian River Valley Merlot 1997

Merlot from Russian River, California

$27.49 $22.49
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Item No. 44801
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1995
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

This Merlot is a fine example of the intensity that can be achieved in growing quality Merlot fruit in a cool climate in the Russian River Valley. It has a superb black cherry bouquet with evidence of chocolate cream and dark currant fruit. The flavors are soft ripe Bing cherry with evidence of caramel, currant and spice. This wine is eminently drinkable in its current youthful state, but it will cellar well for 10-12 years.

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Rosenblum Cellars Winery is located in the historic Todd Shipyard Building in the City of Alameda. The picturesque building constructed around 1910 sits right at the edge of San Francisco Bay. Our view is spectacular, and the cooling bay breezes give us natural air conditioning. The grapes for our wines come from over 30 different vineyards located in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and Contra Costa County. Many of the vineyards are over 75 years old, head-pruned and dry farmed. The old plow on our labels symbolizes our down-to-earth and natural style of winemaking.

Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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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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