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Delicato Merlot California 2009

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U.S. Winery of the Year in 2006, 2002 and 2001- International Wine & Spirit Competition American Winery of the Year 2007 - Wine Enthusiast Delicato is a family-owned winery committed to its 80+ year California winemaking and wine-growing heritage. Three generations have overseen vineyard operations and winemaking at their California properties, maintaining the unparalleled standards for which they are known. Their philosophy reflects its unwavering dedication to environmentally sensitive and sustainable agricultural farming practices. Delicato has a portfolio of premium wines including Loredona, Delicato, Clay Station, Gnarly Head, 337, Irony, Woodhaven and King Fish, each from a selection of the most desirable vineyards from notable California wine-growing regions: Lodi, Monterey and Napa. This Merlot has lovely cherry and vanilla flavours, and is full and generous with bright fruit, soft tannins and a clean, medium finish.

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Delicato Family Vineyards:
Founded by Gasparé Indelicato in 1924, Delicato Family Vineyards goal has always been to grow the finest possible grapes, and then use those grapes to create premium wines at affordable prices. Nearly 85 years later, Gasparé's original vision continues with the third generation of Indelicato family members. Nowhere is this more evident in the fact that Delicato has been named US Wine Producer o... Read more
Founded by Gasparé Indelicato in 1924, Delicato Family Vineyards goal has always been to grow the finest possible grapes, and then use those grapes to create premium wines at affordable prices. Nearly 85 years later, Gasparé's original vision continues with the third generation of Indelicato family members. Nowhere is this more evident in the fact that Delicato has been named US Wine Producer of the Year an unprecedented three times at the International Wine and Spirits Competition along with countless individual awards for its wines. Affordably priced and created with intense character, Delicato wines deliver incredible value far beyond their price point. Available in six varietals, Delicato truly is a wine that is perfect for real life. Read less

Member Reviews for Delicato Merlot California

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Snooth User: lolazaza
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4.00 5
05/23/2011

For the price, this is a great wine. This $4 bottle is better than many $7 to $15 dollar bottles of merlot that I've tried. This merlot is light, which I'm normally not impressed with, but you can smell and taste the rose petal notes balanced by a perfect amount of tannin, pepper, and alcohol. This merlot is a perfect balance of dry and sweet. Very, very nice. And at less than $5 per bottle you can't go wrong.


Snooth User: makiscy
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3.50 5
03/06/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Jermzzy
166432229
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 04/25/2009

Loose, Red with tannins


Snooth User: Mama Mac
36825166
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/08/2010

Yes, buy again


Snooth User: dahenson
8647956
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 10/28/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for Delicato Merlot California

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Outside of the vineyard, wines like this are what built the company's production to reach 12 million cases per year. Plump and low in acid, with baked black cherry flavors accented by earth and dried herbs, it just may be the Merlot poured by the glass at your neighborhood hangout.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Here you'll find forthcoming berry fruit much in the direction of Beaujolais, which makes the wine a fine candidate for summer lunches, perhaps with a slight chill.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

There's a depth of fruity flavor and soft richness of texture that make this a very fine value Merlot. You're struck by the way the plum, cherry and blackberry flavors flood the palate, and instead of turning gooey-chocolaty-ripe, there's a white pepper note that makes the wine savory and more companionable with food. Alcohol is a modest 13.5%.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Wine in a box, and a great value for its succulent flavors of sweet black cherries, at the equivalent of $4.50 a bottle. This soft, friendly wine has a voluptuous texture and a spicy finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Tasty, with ripe, round and jammy plum, blackberry, vanilla and toast notes, offering depth and richness. Buy a case or two.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Pleasant for its simple cherry and strawberry flavors and soft texture. Drink now.



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U.S. Winery of the Year in 2006, 2002 and 2001- International Wine & Spirit Competition American Winery of the Year 2007 - Wine Enthusiast Delicato is a family-owned winery committed to its 80+ year California winemaking and wine-growing heritage. Three generations have overseen vineyard operations and winemaking at their California properties, maintaining the unparalleled standards for which they are known. Their philosophy reflects its unwavering dedication to environmentally sensitive and sustainable agricultural farming practices. Delicato has a portfolio of premium wines including Loredona, Delicato, Clay Station, Gnarly Head, 337, Irony, Woodhaven and King Fish, each from a selection of the most desirable vineyards from notable California wine-growing regions: Lodi, Monterey and Napa. This Merlot has lovely cherry and vanilla flavours, and is full and generous with bright fruit, soft tannins and a clean, medium finish.

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