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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Souverain Alexander Valley Merlot 2002
Souverain Alexander Valley Merlot 2002
(search item no. 84455)

PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Merlot has aromas of plum, black currant and a hint of cedar and brown spice that comes from aging in French oak barrels. The tannins are round and soft, and gently frame a concentrated flavor profile of blackberries, plums and sweet oak. This Merlot, blended with the two Cabernets, is very ripe, well-structured and will age quite nicely.
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About Souverain:

Winemaker Ed Killian has been making wine in California's Alexander Valley for 25 years. he knows the vineyards in the valley inside and out and understands which blocks will give him the fruit he is looking for to create Souverain's signature style. Souverain's 120-year-old estate in the Alexander Valley is the primary source for grapes for the illustrious portfolio of Souverain wines. Killian consistently produces outstanding wines that represent the best of Alexander Valley, including an Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the flagship Winemaker's Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.