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Buena Vista Merlot Carneros 1999

Winemaker's Notes:

In 1999 our Carneros Merlot was handpicked at an average of 24° Brix. After destemming, the fruit was transferred to tanks, left to cold soak for three days, then inoculated and allowed to ferment for an additional week. A gentle pressing was applied before the wine was transferred to new and one-to six-year-old American (80%) and French oak barrels for a period of 22 months. This Merlot is an impressive example of Carneros fruit and a testament to what a truly wonderful growing region it is for all Bordeaux grape varietals. The 1999 Merlot Carneros is well balanced, full-bodied and packed with flavors of pomegranate and chocolate. The wine has many layers that unfold with each sip. Its round, smooth tannins lend promise to great aging potential.

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Snooth User: drock72
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5.00 5
07/20/2007

Loved this wine so much we made it the first case we ever bought. Great wine for the price.



In 1999 our Carneros Merlot was handpicked at an average of 24° Brix. After destemming, the fruit was transferred to tanks, left to cold soak for three days, then inoculated and allowed to ferment for an additional week. A gentle pressing was applied before the wine was transferred to new and one-to six-year-old American (80%) and French oak barrels for a period of 22 months. This Merlot is an impressive example of Carneros fruit and a testament to what a truly wonderful growing region it is for all Bordeaux grape varietals. The 1999 Merlot Carneros is well balanced, full-bodied and packed with flavors of pomegranate and chocolate. The wine has many layers that unfold with each sip. Its round, smooth tannins lend promise to great aging potential.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.40
Sugar: 0.04 grams per liter Total Acidity: 0.65 grams per liter

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