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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Whitehall Lane Merlot 2010
Whitehall Lane Merlot 2010
(search item no. 123599)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2010 Napa Valley Merlot follows in the traiditon of Whitehall Lane Merlot - a big, substantial "Cab lover's blend" that utilizes exceptional estate Merlot, Merlot from other oustanding valley floor vineyards, and Syrah deftly blended to dial in the balance and power.

This engaging Merlot delivers lush ripe cherry, spice, plum and toasty oak flavors. It is impressively concentrated yet holds the inherent softness of the Merlot fruit. Syrah enhances the aromas and texture while adding complexity and length to the soft, elegent finish.

Blend: 88% Merlot, 12% Syrah

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About Whitehall Lane Winery:

We are a small, family owned winery in Napa Valley's historic Rutherford appellation. We own approximately 110 acres of prime Valley-floor vineyards including the Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena and are committed to making the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reserve wine.

The winery continues to receive accolades and awards for producing some of the greatest wines in the world. In Wine Spectator's year-end ranking of wines, Whitehall Lane has been honored an unprecedented three times in five years for producing wines rated among the top five in the world. The winery has also been voted Winery of the Year from the Quarterly Review of Wines and Wine and Spirits Magazine.

In our short history, Whitehall Lane has developed into a world-class winery. The efforts of the Leonardini Family are evident in the recent run of accolades from wine publications but are even more apparent in the beautifully made, elegant wines we continue to make.