White Oak Merlot 1999

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 26454
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Winemaker's Notes

This Merlot comes from the Monarch Vineyard in Chiles Valley. This vineyard is planted high above the Valley floor at an elevation of 1,400 feet. This wine is fermented on its own natural yeast, then barrel aged in American oak for fourteen months. Powerful black cherry fruit accented by herbal spice and earth aromas lead into intense black fruits with suggestions of tobacco and cedar. This complex wine finishes with soft lingering tannins.

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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