+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Darcie Kent Vineyards Merlot Livermore Valley 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

TASTING NOTES: Strong aromas of fresh plums, nutmeg, vanilla and slightly toasty oak lead to a deliciously complex experience displaying layers of black cherry, sage, and cedar guaranteed to thrill any true Merlot fan. The smooth, plush tannins carry the rich fruit flavors through the palette and the wine finishes with a delightful hint of chocolate mint and confection. Thanks to the well balanced tannins and 22 months of age in new French oak barrels this delightful wine will age gracefully for the next 3 � 5 years�.but if you cannot wait that long enjoy it tonight (after decanting an hour) and raise a glass to our favorite undiscovered Merlot in America! RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS: Grilled Tuna with sun-dried tomatoes and olives, Roasted Duck, or Flourless Chocolate cake

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
0 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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

TASTING NOTES: Strong aromas of fresh plums, nutmeg, vanilla and slightly toasty oak lead to a deliciously complex experience displaying layers of black cherry, sage, and cedar guaranteed to thrill any true Merlot fan. The smooth, plush tannins carry the rich fruit flavors through the palette and the wine finishes with a delightful hint of chocolate mint and confection. Thanks to the well balanced tannins and 22 months of age in new French oak barrels this delightful wine will age gracefully for the next 3 � 5 years�.but if you cannot wait that long enjoy it tonight (after decanting an hour) and raise a glass to our favorite undiscovered Merlot in America! RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS: Grilled Tuna with sun-dried tomatoes and olives, Roasted Duck, or Flourless Chocolate cake

Photos

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Merlot Top Lists







Snooth Media Network