Ahnfeldt Merlot Napa Valley 2008

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Very fruity on the nose. Beautiful dark fruit and smooth in the mouth. Tannins and acid medium plus. Delicious.

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Region: USA » California » Napa
Winery: Ahnfeldt
Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Bruce Ahnfeldt moved to the Napa Valley in the mid 1980’s. While Ahnfeldt Wines did not begin until 2002, the Ahnfeldts developed and planted their first Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in 1985. Since developing and planting that first vineyard, they have planted five more vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes in the Napa Valley. Grapes from the Ahnfeldt vineyards have been sold to BV... Read more
Bruce Ahnfeldt moved to the Napa Valley in the mid 1980’s. While Ahnfeldt Wines did not begin until 2002, the Ahnfeldts developed and planted their first Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in 1985. Since developing and planting that first vineyard, they have planted five more vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes in the Napa Valley. Grapes from the Ahnfeldt vineyards have been sold to BV (Bealieu), Markham, Sterling, Kendal Jackson and Hagafen wineries. These mature vineyards produce such fine quality grapes, that they are now used in their wines. Bruce’s experience in agriculture goes back to his teenage years. For a number of years, he and his brother leased and farmed ten acres of apricot orchards in Los Altos Hills, California, now known as the world famous Silicon Valley. This early exposure to the joys of farming instilled a passion and love for agriculture which years later manifested itself in developing wonderful vineyards. The symbol for Ahnfeldt Wines is a stone carving of their first Friesian horse “Dutch” (Registered name Nanne V.D. Wurdgyk) who was imported from Holland summer of 2003. Soon after acquiring him the idea for their logo was born and developed from the picture as seen above. Since then they have gotten two more Friesian horses. Bengt, their daughter Haley’s horse whom she calls “Comet” and most recently, “Taling R.” (pet name Bouvier). “Dutch” will be forever remembered and immortalized on our label. Read less

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Snooth User: dynowine
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Vintage: 2005 03/14/2010

Very fruity on the nose. Beautiful dark fruit and smooth in the mouth. Tannins and acid medium plus. Delicious.


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Vintage: 2004 03/29/2009

This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. The 2004 Ahnfeldt Napa Valley Merlot is a flavor-bursting food wine that upholds the winery’s award-winning reputation of smooth, fruit-concentrated Merlots. Blended exclusively from three of Ahnfeldt’s best small vineyards, the 2004 Merlot has a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon to add complexity and structure. This remarkably textured and balanced Merlot was honored with 91 Points from Wine Spectator, and praised by judges as “dark and powerful.” The 2004 Merlot is also a winning vintage with Wine Enthusiast magazine, garnering a score of 90 Points. Ahnfeldt’s Merlot expresses blackberry, licorice and espresso aromas with a seamless flavor entry of rich wild berries, sweet vanilla, mocha, and cedar spice that balances plenty of ripe, smooth tannins on the long finish. This is an elegant table wine that effortlessly pairs with many favorite meals. Try beef tenderloin, pot roasts, and grilled salmon to accompany this velvety Merlot. Aged 22 months in oak. 86% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy now until 2014.




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