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Delicato Blue Label Merlot 2000

Merlot from Central Coast, California
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    Winemaker Notes

    This is a medium bodied, deep garnet wine with hints of violet. This Merlot is blended with other red varietal grapes to create a mellow wine of layered complexity. It has a spicy, ripe cherry and rose petal aroma with notes of chocolate-y coffee and smokey oak. This is a supple wine endowed with flavors of black cherries, ripe plums and currants. While quite drinkable now, the wine will continue to improve with age over the next few years. Try it with prime rib or steak, or perhaps with pasta in a rich, meaty tomato sauce.

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    A major force on the global playing field, California is the world’s fourth largest wine-producing region on the planet and the majority of land under vine here is devoted to red varieties—they cover nearly double the vineyard acreage compared to whites.

    While the state’s incredibly diverse terrain and microclimates allow for countless red wine styles, the one factor unifying all California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season, which leads to well-developed and fully ripened fruit.

    The most famous region today, of course, is the acclaimed Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Bordeaux Blends garner global attention and in some cases, cult status.

    Sonoma County, nestled between Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean, claims great variability in geography and microclimates with vineyards climbing up mountains, reaching far into valleys and stretching along some the state’s most dramatic coastlines. Here world-class Pinot Noir is possible from Sonoma’s cooler sites while Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon do well in its warmer locations.

    The Central Coast, Lodi and the Sierra Foothills also excel in the production of Zinfandel, and remain active new frontiers for Rhône and Spanish varieties.

    Mendocino in California’s cool North Coast region is a fantastic source of Pinot noir.

    Winemaking in California dates back to the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted the first wine grapes. But the industry experienced its first boom with the Gold Rush in the last half of the 19th century when miners brought vines to the Sierra Foothills.

    WWH30D2802_2000 Item# 54407