Longboard Vineyards Merlot Russian River Valley Dakine Vineyard 2009

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Snooth User: tom12345
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
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.

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Source: We Speak Wine

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

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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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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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Vintage: 2007 04/30/2010

Longboard Vineyards Merlot Dakine 2007 and all other wine from Longboard Vineyards are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.

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Vintage: 2007 01/10/2013

Young and still rough around the edges, but thereandrsquo;s plenty of jammy black cherry, ripe plum and spicy fruit.

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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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Vintage: 2005 01/29/2009

This is a new wine from Longboard. The vineyard is on Westside Road, in the Middle Reach area that is prime Pinot country. But somehow, Merlot loves it. Softly lush and complex, with blackberry, blueberry, cherry, cola and spiced coffee flavors,

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