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Longboard Vineyards Merlot Dakine Vineyard Russian River Valley 2015

Member Review by tom12345:

Was a great value at $15 when first offered. At >$25 offered now there are better.

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Longboard Vineyards:
Try balance, harmony and nature for starters. Surfing is part sport, part meditation and all working within, rather than against, nature. Winemaking? Pretty similar approach. Both surfers and winemakers reach the summit of their respective crafts when they attain an understanding of, and a respect for, the environment in which they work (and play). Adapting to their surroundings, they achieve peak performance, on the waves and in the vineyards.

Member Reviews for Longboard Vineyards Merlot Dakine Vineyard Russian River Valley

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Snooth User: tom12345
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/31/2009

Was a great value at $15 when first offered. At >$25 offered now there are better.


Snooth User: carey1
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/17/2009

Sweet aroma of vanilla candy, juicy cherry,strawberry and rubarb on the tounge,nice lengthy coco finish.


External Reviews for Longboard Vineyards Merlot Dakine Vineyard Russian River Valley

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Source: We Speak Wine
03/08/2018

From our Estate (DaKine) vineyard - a field blend of Merlot (87%) and Malbec (13%) this wine is a perfect companion for a simply-prepared fillet mignon steak and expresses the great provenance of this older vineyard. We love giving a taste of this wine to visitors who say "I don't drink Merlot"......


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 07/15/2015

Producer information: Try balance, a determination to follow your passion and a healthy respect for nature for starters. Then, realize that both surfers and winemakers spend a lifetime searching for near perfect conditions so they can capture and express a special moment in time; a great vintage, a perfect swell... Longboard Vineyards was established in 1998 by Oded Shakked as a way to bring these two passions together. A life-long surfer, Oded travelled and surfed the Atlantic Coast of Europe, the waters of Australia, Hawaii, Central America, Mexico, and both the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of the US. As a winemaker with close to 30 years of experience in Sonoma County, Oded has worked with the region's best grapes and grape-growers in addition to farming his own grapes on Westside Road just outside the town of Healdsburg. At Longboard, Oded and his team craft wines that display a sense of place and share them in a relaxed, button-down atmosphere of the tasting room in downtown Healdsburg. Longboard Vineyards is an invitation for you to come and join our quest for individuality and excellence in wine.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 07/14/2015

From Oded's Dakine Vineyard. This Merlot has 19% Malbec in it, part of the field blend in this old vineyard on Westside Road. Always a favorite. Rumor has it that Miles (from the movie 'Sideways') turned to Pinot Noir only because Dakine Merlot was his ex-wife's favorite wine! - Winery Producer information: Try balance, a determination to follow your passion and a healthy respect for nature for starters. Then, realize that both surfers and winemakers spend a lifetime searching for near perfect conditions so they can capture and express a special moment in time; a great vintage, a perfect swell... Longboard Vineyards was established in 1998 by Oded Shakked as a way to bring these two passions together. A life-long surfer, Oded travelled and surfed the Atlantic Coast of Europe, the waters of Australia, Hawaii, Central America, Mexico, and both the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of the US. As a winemaker with close to 30 years of experience in Sonoma County, Oded has worked with the region's best grapes and grape-growers in addition to farming his own grapes on Westside Road just outside the town of Healdsburg. At Longboard, Oded and his team craft wines that display a sense of place and share them in a relaxed, button-down atmosphere of the tasting room in downtown Healdsburg. Longboard Vineyards is an invitation for you to come and join our quest for individuality and excellence in wine.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2013

From Odeds Dakine Vineyard. This Merlot has 19% Malbec in it, part of the field blend in this old vineyard on Westside Road. Always a favorite. Rumor has it that Miles (from the movie Sideways) turned to Pinot Noir only because Dakine Merlot was his ex-wifes favorite wine! - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 10/24/2011

"DaKine" (pronounced Dah-kine) comes from the Pidgin Hawaiian language and is often used to describe a great event (although the word could really mean anything). Unlike most Merlots destined to be blended into other wines, this vineyard makes a wine that is superb by itself. The 2008 DaKine Merlot is lush with Black Currant, Violet and Blueberry aromas that lead to a generous mid-palate of full and sweet tannins, ripe olive and dark chocolate flavors. The finish is long and slightly spicy, a unique characteristic of this cold-climate fruit. Drink it now or age it for the next 7 years. - Winery


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 05/11/2011

Longboard Vineyards Merlot DaKine Vineyard Russian River Valley 2008 750ML


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Vintage: 2007 01/10/2013

Hereandrsquo;s a pretty, polished Merlot that features a good structure and ripe, forward fruit flavors. With its rich tannins, it has lush flavors of black and red cherries, currants, licorice, peppery spices and sweet oak, finishing with a touch of raisins. Seems best now, but give it a good decant.


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