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****"Vibrant. Juicy and yet tart, with cherry and plum fruit flavors. Some argued too fruity. Tart finish." --Santa Rosa Press Democrat

1999 Merlot

Mendocino Ridge

Estate bottled

8% Cabernet Sauvignon

0.61 T.A., 3.63 pH

13.2% alcohol

Bottled May 7, 2001

Released July 1, 2002

1260 cases produced

$24

Awards

Gold, Chairman's Award, Riverside National Wine Competition

Gold, National Orange Show

Silver, West Coast Wine Competition

Silver, California State Fair

Bronze, San Diego National Wine Competition

Bronze, Mendocino County Fair