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Leese-Fitch Merlot 2009

External Review by We Speak Wine:

Tasting Notes: With rich garnet color, this blend has aromas of caramelized apple, fresh boysenberry syrup, sage, and light clove. In the mouth, there are flavors of red raspberry, cedar, dark plum, light cocoa, and pomegranate. The finish shows lingering tart cherry, cardamom spice, and mocha.This vintage was built around a lot of 2009 Monterey Merlot. This block of Merlot provides jammy fruit with subtle spice and rich mouthfeel. The appellation of Clarksburg brings a dab of Syrah and Merlot to the blend that add additional power in tannin as well as nice herbaceous notes that add complexity. There is a leg of Lodi Merlot which contributes rich fruit and brambly earth notes. Last but definitely not least, we added Napa Merlot that has been on oak for a few years. It was dark and sappy with great cedary integrated oak and spice. This legadded complexity to the blend and gave the blend a nice backbone.Pairings: This is a great glass of Merlot to have with the following dishes: pork stir fry with a plum sauce over brown rice, grilled gulf shrimp over dirty rice and steamed snap peas, or BBQ chicken pizza with gruyere cheese and caramelized onions. - Winery

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Winery: The Other Guys  
Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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The Other Guys:
The Other Guys (TOG) is the next page in the 100-year history of the one of California’s oldest wine families. Through TOG, siblings Mia & August Sebastiani, are determined to make wines that will continue their family’s reputation for quality winemaking for generations to come. We are building this company one handshake at a time, stepping back to the early days when all win... Read more
The Other Guys (TOG) is the next page in the 100-year history of the one of California’s oldest wine families. Through TOG, siblings Mia & August Sebastiani, are determined to make wines that will continue their family’s reputation for quality winemaking for generations to come. We are building this company one handshake at a time, stepping back to the early days when all wine companies were family owned and operated. And through our website, we invite you to learn more about where those wines came from, who we are, and what we’re all about. Read less

External Reviews for Leese-Fitch Merlot

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Tasting Notes: With rich garnet color, this blend has aromas of caramelized apple, fresh boysenberry syrup, sage, and light clove. In the mouth, there are flavors of red raspberry, cedar, dark plum, light cocoa, and pomegranate. The finish shows lingering tart cherry, cardamom spice, and mocha.This vintage was built around a lot of 2009 Monterey Merlot. This block of Merlot provides jammy fruit with subtle spice and rich mouthfeel. The appellation of Clarksburg brings a dab of Syrah and Merlot to the blend that add additional power in tannin as well as nice herbaceous notes that add complexity. There is a leg of Lodi Merlot which contributes rich fruit and brambly earth notes. Last but definitely not least, we added Napa Merlot that has been on oak for a few years. It was dark and sappy with great cedary integrated oak and spice. This legadded complexity to the blend and gave the blend a nice backbone.Pairings: This is a great glass of Merlot to have with the following dishes: pork stir fry with a plum sauce over brown rice, grilled gulf shrimp over dirty rice and steamed snap peas, or BBQ chicken pizza with gruyere cheese and caramelized onions. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/01/2013

Tasting Notes: With rich garnet color, this blend has aromas of caramelized apple, fresh boysenberry syrup, sage, and light clove. In the mouth, there are flavors of red raspberry, cedar, dark plum, light cocoa, and pomegranate. The finish shows lingering tart cherry, cardamom spice, and mocha.This vintage was built around a lot of 2009 Monterey Merlot. This block of Merlot provides jammy fruit with subtle spice and rich mouthfeel. The appellation of Clarksburg brings a dab of Syrah and Merlot to the blend that add additional power in tannin as well as nice herbaceous notes that add complexity. There is a leg of Lodi Merlot which contributes rich fruit and brambly earth notes. Last but definitely not least, we added Napa Merlot that has been on oak for a few years. It was dark and sappy with great cedary integrated oak and spice. This legadded complexity to the blend and gave the blend a nice backbone.Pairings: This is a great glass of Merlot to have with the following dishes: pork ...




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