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Dog House Maxie's Merlot 2006

Merlot from California
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    Winemaker Notes

    Our 2006 Merlot is eager to please with luscious red and black fruit flavors balanced by an agreeable earthiness and fi ne, elegant tannins. Pooch Palate Magazine says, "You'll pour this tail-waggin'-good Merlot in your bowl again and again."

    No bones about it, our Merlot is a doggone good match for spaghetti, pizza, lasagna and sharp cheeses with a little bite.

    Critical Acclaim

    Dog House

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    Dog House, , California
    Dog House
    The grapes used in Dog House wines are sourced from the best of California's cool-coast growing regions. Winemaker Fritz Meier uses state-of-the-art winemaking and blending techniques to create wines that are approachable, fruit-forward and delivered with mouth-filling flavor and consistency.

    A percentage of the cost of each bottle is donated to Guide Dogs for the Blind, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the visually impaired through the human-animal bond. Through this partnership, Dog House Winery is reaching out to dog lovers with an affinity for wine and giving back to the community. Enjoy these wines knowing you are contributing to a wonderful cause!

    Carneros

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    Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse...

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    Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse, Carneros is set in the rolling hills that straddle the southernmost parts of both Sonoma and Napa counties. Its close proximity to the San Francisco Peninsula and the San Pablo Bay is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo Bay create a cooling effect ideal for producing wines with crisp acidity and balanced flavors.

    This cooler pocket of California lends itself to growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and more recently, Old-World style Syrah. While more delicate than most wines from neighboring regions, these are firmly structured, complex, and full of flavor. Carneros is also an important source of sparkling wines made in the style of Champagne.

    Chardonnay

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    One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes...

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    One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it’s grown and how it’s made. In Burgundy, Chardonnay produces some of the finest white wines in the world, typically tending towards minimal intervention in the winery and at its best resulting in remarkable longevity. This grape is popular throughout the world, but perhaps its second most important home is in California, where both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines enjoy great popularity. Oregon, Australia, South America, South Africa, and New Zealand are also significant producers of Chardonnay.

    In the Glass

    When planted on cool sites, Chardonnay’s flavors tend towards grapefruit, green apple, minerals, and white stone fruit, while warmer locations coax out richer, more tropical flavors of fig, melon, and pineapple. Oak can add notes of vanilla, coconut, and spice (as well as texture), while malolactic fermentation can impart soft, buttery acidity.

    Perfect Pairings

    Chardonnay is as versatile at the table as it is in the vineyard. The crisp, clean, Chablis-like styles go well with simple seafood, light chicken dishes, and salads. Richer Chardonnays marry well with cream or oil-based sauces.

    Sommelier Secret

    Since the 1990s, big, oaky, buttery Chardonnays from California have enjoyed explosive popularity. More recently, the pendulum has begun to swing in the opposite direction, towards a clean, crisp style that rarely utilizes new oak. These Old-World style wines have been dubbed the “New California Chardonnays,” and anyone who claims they do not like Chardonnay should give them a try.

    FED35344_2006 Item# 97858

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