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Longboard Vineyards Merlot Russian River Valley Dakine Vineyard 2008

External Review by We Speak Wine:

"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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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.

External Reviews for Longboard Vineyards Merlot Russian River Valley Dakine Vineyard

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
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


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/11/2011

Longboard Vineyards Merlot DaKine Vineyard Russian River Valley 2008 750ML



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