2008 Merlot

Sonoma County
Merlot

2008

wine bottle

Specifics

Appellation
Sonoma County
Vintage
2008
Release Date
September 2011
Blend
93% Merlot
4% Cabernet Sauvignon
2% Malbec
1% Petit Verdot
Bottles Produced
Barrel Regime
Barrel aged for 21 months
100% French oak
52% new barrels 
24% 1 year barrels
24% 2 year barrels
Alcohol
14.2%
Price
$50
Size

Sonoma County

93% Merlot
4% Cabernet Sauvignon
2% Malbec
1% Petit Verdot

Let’s hear it for the 2008 Merlot! The growing season provided us with low yields and high quality- a combination that makes this wine truly special. In fact, this is our smallest bottling of merlot in nearly 20 years, so make sure to grab your fair share before it all disappears.

Grown in some of the cooler pockets of our estate vineyards, this grape variety is notorious for liking slightly milder temperatures than its big brother, Cabernet Sauvignon. The right balance of sun and soil in the vineyard produces grapes that are packed with layers of fruit flavors and sweet spices. A constant on the table at our family dinners, the 2008 Merlot, like vintages before it, is the perfect accoutrement to almost any meal. Don’t worry…..whatever you’re enjoying for dinner….chances are the 2008 Merlot will add that certain “je ne sais quoi?” and spice up any gathering at the table!

The highly technical wine descriptions of “delicious” and “yummy” by our team at Lambert Bridge can be expanded upon a bit. Dark cherry and Santa Rosa plum characters add depth and structure to this very versatile wine. The spicy aromatic elements are sweet like nutmeg, rose petal, and fresh cut cedar. Lastly, the natural acidity keeps this wine perfectly in balance and ready to serve with the grilled lamb you’re having for dinner. Pop the cork and enjoy!

Several Suggested Recipes

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