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Long Lake Merlot 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

We selected grapes from premium growing regions of California's Central Coast to produce our Barrel Cuvee Merlot. The wine was barrel aged for nearly two years in American and French oak barrels and blended to give it complexity, depth and tannic structure while leaving the finish soft and round.

Region: USA » California » Lake

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Rabbit Ridge Winery & Vineyards:
All of our vineyards in Paso Robles are located on the west side of highway 101. Erich believes this area of limited water, shallow, rugged, rocky, calcareous soils will produce some of the finest wines in Paso Robles, and among the finest in California. Erich planted his vineyards precisely throughout the Paso Robles appellation to take advantage of the unique micro climates and soil characteristics that would best suit each grape variety.

External Reviews for Long Lake Merlot

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Rich, ripe black cherry flavors layered with violets, chocolate, vanilla cream and soft undertones of toasted oak.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This wine is full-bodied enough to pair well with meat and pasta dishes, yet balanced with soft and concentrated fruit, making it a delightful wine to enjoy by the glass. Anticipated pleasant flavors of black cherry, cassis and cloves, combined with toasty vanilla from the oak aging.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The wine is barrel aged for months in American and French oak and blended to give it complexity, depth and tannic structure while leaving it soft and round. This wine is full-bodied enough to pair well with meat, poultry and pasta dishes, yet balanced with soft and concentrated fruit, making it a delightful wine to enjoy by the glass. Anticipate pleasant flavors of black cherry, cassis and cloves, combined with toasty vanilla from oak aging.



We selected grapes from premium growing regions of California's Central Coast to produce our Barrel Cuvee Merlot. The wine was barrel aged for nearly two years in American and French oak barrels and blended to give it complexity, depth and tannic structure while leaving the finish soft and round.

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