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Burgess Merlot Napa Valley 2004

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Our MERLOT RATES A 90 IN WINE NEWS, June/July 2007 "...dusty aromas of black fruit, coffe bean and clove with touches of smoke and coconut...flavors of plum, black cherry, chocolate..."click here to learn about our Wine Club Burgess Wine Club, and to join today.Vintage: 2004 Appellation: Napa Valley, California Vineyard location: Burgess Estate Vineyard - Yountville pH 3.70; T.A. 0.55; Alc. 14.5%; 100% Malolactic fermentation Description:The Merlot was grown in our estate vineyard just south of Yountville, in the Oak Knoll AVA.. This region of the Napa Valley is ideal for bringing Merlot to full maturity, thus producing a full-bodied, rich, complex wine with a long lasting finish. The vines are oriented north/south so that they capture both morning and afternoon sun. Another unique characteristic of our Merlot is the hint of mint in the aroma and flavor that comes from Eucalyptus trees growing alongside the vines. Winemaker's comments:The 2004 harvest was early and the tonnage lighter than normal. These two factors add to the wine's intensity and complexity. The grapes are rotary fermented to extract the most positive flavors and aromas while maintaining the balance of tannins. The wine is aged in 100% French oak barrels which complements the vineyard's efforts.

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Burgess Cellars:
We are a small, family winery in the heart of the Napa Valley founded in 1972. We specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot. Burgess Cellars, located on the slopes of Howell Mountain in Napa Valley, focuses on creating exceptional, hand-crafted estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Syrah. Burgess traces its origins to an original winery on the property in the 1880's. Since 1972, Na... Read more
We are a small, family winery in the heart of the Napa Valley founded in 1972. We specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot. Burgess Cellars, located on the slopes of Howell Mountain in Napa Valley, focuses on creating exceptional, hand-crafted estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Syrah. Burgess traces its origins to an original winery on the property in the 1880's. Since 1972, Napa Valley pioneer Tom Burgess and his family have followed the belief that it is vital to grow only those varietals ideally suited to a particular vineyard's soil composition, sun and wind exposure, and overall micro-climate. The French refer to this as "terroir," and it certainly explains the consistent aromas and flavors found in the hillside Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the years three distinct estate vineyard sites have been cultivated and nurtured to create the very best handcrafted wines. The Burgess flagship wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, thrives on the western slopes of Howell Mountain near the winery; Merlot is ideally suited to the Triere Vineyard on the Napa Valley floor in the Oak Knoll AVA just south of Yountville; Syrah is perfectly matched to conditions in the estate vineyard site on the eastern slope of Howell Mountain. Burgess is somewhat unique in the Napa Valley today, in that it is truly a family-owned winery which has employed the same gifted winemaker, Bill Sorenson, since the winery's re-birth in 1972. Read less

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External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

This 2004 Merlot was grown in Burgess' estate vineyard just south of Yountville, in the Oak Knoll AVA. This region of the Napa Valley is ideal for bringing Merlot to full maturity, thus producing a full-bodied, rich, complex wine with a



Our MERLOT RATES A 90 IN WINE NEWS, June/July 2007 "...dusty aromas of black fruit, coffe bean and clove with touches of smoke and coconut...flavors of plum, black cherry, chocolate..."click here to learn about our Wine Club Burgess Wine Club, and to join today.Vintage: 2004 Appellation: Napa Valley, California Vineyard location: Burgess Estate Vineyard - Yountville pH 3.70; T.A. 0.55; Alc. 14.5%; 100% Malolactic fermentation Description:The Merlot was grown in our estate vineyard just south of Yountville, in the Oak Knoll AVA.. This region of the Napa Valley is ideal for bringing Merlot to full maturity, thus producing a full-bodied, rich, complex wine with a long lasting finish. The vines are oriented north/south so that they capture both morning and afternoon sun. Another unique characteristic of our Merlot is the hint of mint in the aroma and flavor that comes from Eucalyptus trees growing alongside the vines. Winemaker's comments:The 2004 harvest was early and the tonnage lighter than normal. These two factors add to the wine's intensity and complexity. The grapes are rotary fermented to extract the most positive flavors and aromas while maintaining the balance of tannins. The wine is aged in 100% French oak barrels which complements the vineyard's efforts.

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