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"From a winery that shows deft hand at everything it tackles, a concentrated, young Merlot. Distinctive for its rich acids as well as the deep core of blackberry and coffee flavors and firm tannins." --Wine Enthusiast Magazine

 

"A soft, ripely flavored Merlot, which is full-bodied, lightly oaked, and long on the finish, tasting of blueberry, cedar, plum, and oak. Excellent value."

--Restaurant Wine Magazine

2001 Merlot

Mendocino Ridge

Estate bottled

0.55 T.A., 3.84 pH

13.5% alcohol

100% French oak

Barrel aged 20 months

Suggested cellaring: up to 5 years

Bottled August 27, 2003

Released May 1, 2004

850 cases produced

$25

 

Awards

Gold, Mendocino County Fair

Silver, Orange County Fair

Bronze, Riverside International

Bronze, National Orange Show

Bronze, Los Angeles County Fair

Bronze, San Francisco International