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Merlot comes into its own atop Greenwood Ridge, showing off lush, flesh-textured ripe plum, cherry and black currant, with notes of blackberry, dark chocolate, cedar and French bread oakiness.

 

2003 Merlot

Mendocino Ridge

Estate bottled

0.61 T.A., 3.76 pH

14.1% alcohol

100% French oak

Barrel aged 20 months

Suggested cellaring: up to 5 years

Bottled August 31, 2005

Released November 1, 2005

1000 cases produced

$25

Awards

Best of Class, Gold, New World International

Gold, San Francisco Chronicle

Gold, Pacific Rim International