2006 Merlot

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$40.00 Club price: $32.00
Blend and Grape Sources
76% Napa Valley Merlot and 24% Cabernet Sauvignon from estate-grown vineyards.
Harvest Dates
Sept. 27 to Oct. 19, 2006
Winemaking Data
Grapes were harvested at an average 25.5° Brix, fermented in stainless steel tanks, then aged 18 months in a combination of new French oak barrels (40%) and one- to twoyear-old French oak (60%), before being blended and bottled in June, 2008.
Winemaker Notes
The 2006 Merlot is layered with aromas and flavors of blackberry, red plum, tobacco, anise and cedar, which lead the way to a delicate tannin structure and velvety finish.
Vintage Notes
The cool, late-ripening growing season of 2006 finished persuasively with near-perfect maturity levels reminiscent of the exceptional
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