Charles Creek Merlot Miradero 2002
The 2002 Miradero Napa and Sonoma County Merlot is a concentrated blend of rich Napa and Sonoma County fruit. Excellent vineyard sources, including our own Charles Creek Estate Vineyard, have delivered a wine with a supple, smooth texture. Crafted with the addition of Cabernet Sauvignon to emphasize its meticulous balance and tremendous depth of character, the 2002 Miradero exudes layers of rich, ripe, and spicy flavors. This wine opens with blueberry, currant, anise, and cedar notes, while layers of mocha-scented black cherries hover on the palate. The 2002 Miradero finishes with a long, toasty finish, as both French and American oak were used for aging, giving it the polished characteristics of an elegant Pomerol. Chocolate and boysenberry round out the finish for a truly succulent Merlot. This wine is ready to drink now. Or with proper cellaring, it should develop quite nicely in the bottle. This 2002 Miradero Napa and Sonoma County Merlot offers depth, richness, and a long, elegant finish. It is best paired with sumptuous rack of lamb and/or your favorite beef dishes. 85% Merlot 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
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A previous selection of Gold Medal Wine Club-Gold Series. Stated as the Best Buy in the Market by Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine - “…stands out at the head of the class as one of the best buys when considering the best buys in Merlot” with a rating of 91 Points they also had this to say “…opened nicely during the tasting and impressed with its sweet, concentrated cherry notes, and its caramel, cocoa and crème brulee richness in the nose...” The wine’s depth, richness and elegant finish enabled it to win a Gold Medal, at the San Francisco International Wine Competition and a Gold Medal at the Los Angeles International Competition. It also won a Gold Medal at the 2005 Grand Harvest Awards, where they identify the finest examples of wine from each viticultural region. Grand Harvest Awards are judged according to the context of their own viticultural area. Enjoy this merlot with sumptuous rack of lamb and/or your favorite beef dishes.suggest aromas of black pepper mix with blackberry flavors and hints of toast and coffee.” Drink now or up to 2010.
red fruit nose. lots of red fruit,tannic,hot finish,out of balance.