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Wine Description & Tasting Notes: Barefoot Reserve Merlot grapes were hand picked and transferred into French oak bar...Read more...
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Wine Description & Tasting Notes: Barefoot Reserve Merlot grapes were hand picked and transferred into French oak barrels following fermentation. Enjoy the blackberry and lavender aromas. Black cherry and cola flavors will delight your palate. Savor the lingering, velvet finish. Wine Information: The grapes for this 2004 Barefoot Reserve Merlot were grown in Sonoma County's prestigious Alexander Valley. Hot afternoons balanced by moderate evenings allow these grapes to develop intense aromas and complex flavors. Medals & Accolades: 2001 Barefoot Reserve Sonoma County Merlot GOLD MEDAL...2003 Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Santa Rosa, CA Previous Medals & Accolades: 2000 Barefoot Reserve Sonoma County Merlot GOLD MEDAL...2003 VinoChallenge International Wine Competition, GoldRush Award, Atlanta, GA "The discovery of gold, regardless of location, has always re-defined the life of humankind. In wine competitions, as in the pursuit of the famous precious metal, only a handful achieves the coveted gold medal status. News of the discovery of gold travels fast and it is with pleasure that we send this GoldRush to you and the staff at Barefoot Cellars." GOLD MEDAL, Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition, Long Beach, CA GOLD MEDAL, 90 Points...Grand Harvest Awards Wine Competition, Santa Rosa, CA GOLD MEDAL, Jerry D. Mead's New World International Wine Competition, Rancho Cucamongo, CA GOLD MEDAL, International Eastern Wine Competition, Watkins Glen, NY GOLD MEDAL, Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition, Costa Mesa, CA GOLD MEDAL, Sonoma-Marin Fair North of the Gate Wine Competition, Petaluma, CA BEST LABEL SERIES...2003 San Diego National Wine Competition - Package Design Awards, San Diego, CA Previous Vintage Awards 1999 Barefoot Reserve Merlot Medals / Awards: GOLD MEDAL...Expo du Vin Wine Competition, Anaheim, CA 90 Rating! EXCEPTIONAL! HIGHEST ranked Sonoma County Merlot under $20.00 ...Wine and Spirits Magazine, June 2002 Award Winner...Jerry Mead's New World International Wine Competition Award Winner...San Francisco Chronicle Wine Awards Competition Food and Wine Pairing: Cheese: Cheddar, Gorgonzola, Fontina, Munster, Brie. Grains: Barley, Wild Rice, Pinto, Red and Black Beans. Lamb: Lamp Chops. Poultry: Turkey, Grilled Chicken. Pasta: Pasta with pesto or tomato sauce. Pork and Veal: Pork Roast, Veal. Fish and Seafood: Grilled Salmon, Halibut, Swordfish. Vegetable: Spinach, Corn, Carrots, Artichoke.
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