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Hagafen Merlot Napa Valley 2005

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pH: 3.84 A perennial favorite of many in the Valley, our 2005 Napa Valley Estate Bottled Merlot, from the Freethy-Monticello Vineyard in the Eastern foothills, is highly aromatic, showing dusty rose petal, cherry licorice, cinnamon, and cloves. Deep ruby-garnet in color, and a classic Californian "Right Bank" wine, this mouth-watering and long-finishing Merlot presents notes of black cherry, black licorice, roasted cocoa, and pumpkin pie spices, accented by silky tannins. It is a perfect accompaniment to most chicken, soups and bisques, and veal. Sugar: 25.1 Brix at harvest

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Hagafen Cellars:
HaGafen Cellars is located in the Napa Valley, in the heart of California's premier wine grape region. Less than a mile south of the famed Stags leap District and twenty yards from the Oak Knoll District--Napa's newest and most exciting of American Viticultural Areas--our well-drained soil is ideal for the growth and production of ripe and rich, intensely fruity small lot estate bottled wines. ... Read more
HaGafen Cellars is located in the Napa Valley, in the heart of California's premier wine grape region. Less than a mile south of the famed Stags leap District and twenty yards from the Oak Knoll District--Napa's newest and most exciting of American Viticultural Areas--our well-drained soil is ideal for the growth and production of ripe and rich, intensely fruity small lot estate bottled wines. Owned and operated by Irit and Ernie Weir, the winery was founded in 1979, and the first commercially released vintage was harvested in 1980. In the ensuing years, we have grown from a small partnership producing wine with grapes from Winery Lake Vineyard, then owned by Rene DiRosa, to a well-established wine company whose wines are distributed throughout North America and overseas. Since 1980 our wines have been served on numerous occasions at the White House to visiting foreign dignitaries. The cornerstone of our lives are the Silverado Trail winery and tasting room and our two estate vineyards in the eastern benchland of the Napa Valley. Ernie's daily involvement in the two sides of wine production, grape growing and winemaking, ensures the superb quality of our wines. "Fine wine starts in the vineyard with careful vineyard management," says Weir. "I strive to take maximum advantage of the Napa Valley's natural geology and climate to produce the best wine varietals. I interfere as little as possible with the soil, creating a balance that minimizes the chemical and erosion impact by using modern farming techniques while maintaining the age-old wisdom of balance and the traditional values of conservation and land stewardship. Once harvest is completed, I undertake the second part of my job, winemaking. This presents an interesting challenge every time since each year the growing season and harvest are unique and different. I never seek to change what Nature has provided. My goal is to showcase the best that our land has produced." We look forward to meeting you here in Napa at our winery and tasting room on the Silverado Trail. Family, Tradition, Excellence: Think Hagafen! Read less

External Reviews for Hagafen Merlot Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Hagafen Cellars Merlot 2005 and all other wine from Hagafen Cellars are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting Notes"Elegant" is the word to describe our newest release. The dense garnet color follows through to the rim. The nose is warm and dusty with red rose, black cherry, and tobacco aromas. The mouth offers warm cloves that elevate the fruit flavors in this full-bodied wine. Blended with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in small oak cooperage, this gorgeous Merlot displays the consistency of fruit source and winemaking from its Monticello Road vineyard.



pH: 3.84 A perennial favorite of many in the Valley, our 2005 Napa Valley Estate Bottled Merlot, from the Freethy-Monticello Vineyard in the Eastern foothills, is highly aromatic, showing dusty rose petal, cherry licorice, cinnamon, and cloves. Deep ruby-garnet in color, and a classic Californian "Right Bank" wine, this mouth-watering and long-finishing Merlot presents notes of black cherry, black licorice, roasted cocoa, and pumpkin pie spices, accented by silky tannins. It is a perfect accompaniment to most chicken, soups and bisques, and veal. Sugar: 25.1 Brix at harvest

Dietary Information: Kosher


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