2005 Merlot

Sonoma County
Merlot

2005

wine bottle

Specifics

Appellation
Sonoma County
Vintage
2005
Release Date
March 2008
Blend
89% Merlot
10% Cabernet Sauvignon
0.5% Cabernet Franc
0.5% Petit Verdot
Cases Produced
1409
Barrel Regime
Barrel aged for 16 months
100% French oak
59% new oak
Alcohol
14.1%
Price
$42

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Sonoma County

89% Merlot
10% Cabernet Sauvignon
0.5% Cabernet Franc
0.5% Petit Verdot

Our 2005 Merlot exhibits vivid plum and black cherry fruit that is well proportioned and focused. This wine is a rich, deep red and with 1½ years in the bottle prior to release has had the time to develop a plush texture. The tannins are sleek and refined with excellent balance and modest grip on the finish. It is very well integrated with ripe black cherry, dark licorice and warm chocolate ganache flavors.

This wine is well balanced and enjoyable and is very versatile when pairing with food. We recommend serving this vintage of our Merlot with hearty spaghetti Bolognese, oven roasted rack of lamb with a red wine reduction or the ultimate blue cheese and bacon burger hot off the grill.

Several Suggested Recipes

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