Souverain Alexander Valley Merlot 2000

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

Price: $22.99
Item No. 52667
  • W&S87
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Winemaker's Notes

A Spectator Selection! 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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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...

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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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