Dry Creek Vineyard Merlot

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Dry Creek

VINEYARD

Merlot

2012
Dry Creek Valley
Sonoma County

For over 40 years we have advanced the artful blending of trading Bordeaux style varietals for flavor, structure, and balance. This classically styled Merlot expresses distinctive Dry Creek Valley characteristics with earthy and wild cherry flavors. The wine is elegant and seamless with a lush mouthfeel and lingering finish.
82% Merlot
8% Cabernet Franc
5% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Malbec
2% Petit Verdot

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at first swirl, fragrant aromas of red cherry, sage and oregano fill the senses. minutes reveal the subtle nuances of dried flowers, cardamom and wet stone. the palate is full of wonderful fruity complexity, combining a mixture of red cherry, black cherry, and red plum. silky and smooth tannins with excellent structure and balance. lush, rounded qualities that linger on and on…

 

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