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Darcie Kent Vineyards Grüner Veltliner Monterey Rava Blackjack Vineyard 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A touch waxy on the nose there's plenty of peachy and mango toned citrus fruit here. A touch soft and round in the mouth, this delivers a nice mineral backed mouthful of lemon pith white peach and green plum flavors that lead to a firm, moderately long finish which shows a touch of mineral cut and a lingering hint of sweet green herb on the finale. 88pts

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Darcie Kent Vineyards:
Darcie Kent Vineyards is nestled in the Crane Ridge foothills on the eastern edge of Livermore Valley. Darcie and David were first attracted to this Merlot vineyard in 1995 while searching the western U.S. for the best growing conditions in which to nurture the grape that made Bordeaux's Pomerol region famous.By that time, Washington State was already establishing a reputation for its Merlot, g... Read more
Darcie Kent Vineyards is nestled in the Crane Ridge foothills on the eastern edge of Livermore Valley. Darcie and David were first attracted to this Merlot vineyard in 1995 while searching the western U.S. for the best growing conditions in which to nurture the grape that made Bordeaux's Pomerol region famous.By that time, Washington State was already establishing a reputation for its Merlot, grown on the windy, dry slopes that drain into the cool Columbia River valley. California however, had yet to develop a proven region where Merlot consistently achieved world-class status. For most Golden State vintners, Merlot was a classic blender for fine Cabernet Sauvignon or a softer, less tannic "fighting varietal". But in Crane Ridge's well-drained gravely soils, cool nights and persistent San Francisco Bay breezes, the Kents' saw the place where Merlot might realize its' quality potential in California. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Darcie Kent Vineyards Grüner Veltliner Monterey Rava Blackjack Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,429
3.50 5
05/13/2013

A touch waxy on the nose there's plenty of peachy and mango toned citrus fruit here. A touch soft and round in the mouth, this delivers a nice mineral backed mouthful of lemon pith white peach and green plum flavors that lead to a firm, moderately long finish which shows a touch of mineral cut and a lingering hint of sweet green herb on the finale. 88pts


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Snooth User: heathbodell
461225682
3.00 5
03/15/2013

Citrus and pears on the nose. Very tart at first but smoothes out on the finish.


Snooth User: Mr Dolce
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3.50 5
04/14/2014

Three and a half glasses



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