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Barefoot Cellars Merlot Alexander Valley Reserve 2004

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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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Barefoot Cellars:
We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot was about in 1986 when Michael Houlihan and partner Bonnie Harvey decided to relaunch the brand. The two of them, along with the first Barefooter, Randy Arnold, believed in making and selling wine that was both delicious and affordable and that could be enjoyed by everyone from first-time wi... Read more
We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot was about in 1986 when Michael Houlihan and partner Bonnie Harvey decided to relaunch the brand. The two of them, along with the first Barefooter, Randy Arnold, believed in making and selling wine that was both delicious and affordable and that could be enjoyed by everyone from first-time wine-consumers to hard-core aficionados. We believe that we can both promote our brand and satisfy our desire to make the world a better place by partnering with various non-profits and pouring at various fund-raising events. Over the years, Barefoot has been a part of thousands of non-profit events and our popularity has grown along with our support of these ground-breaking organizations. We took another big step in 2006 by becoming a sponsor of the Association of Volleyball Professions (AVP) Beach Volleyball supporting a grassroots sport that originated in our state-California. We’ve also teamed up with the grass roots non-profit, the Surfrider Foundation, to create the Barefoot Beach Rescue Project, designed to clean up beaches and ensure they are "Barefoot friendly." These two initiatives help us spread a sense of fun in the sun while furthering the Barefoot philosophy of giving back. Over the years, our wines have garnered numerous accolades and professional awards, but more importantly to us, we have a growing circle of loyal fans who love to enjoy our wine and who have joined us in the spirit of giving back to our communities and to our world. For us, and we hope for all of you, that’s an achievement well worth toasting with a glass of Barefoot wine. Read less

Member Reviews for Barefoot Cellars Merlot Alexander Valley Reserve

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Snooth User: jtooley
137294260
3.00 5
02/16/2009

good everyday merlot


Snooth User: kbowser105
695746208
3.00 5
02/26/2011

Three glasses



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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