Manincor Reserve Contessa 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"If you thought our first release of Red Diamond was awesome, wait until you try this one! Classic Washington Merlot is enhanced by a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon for structure and complexity, and Cabernet Franc to round out the fruity characteristics. Perfectly balanced fruit, lush tannins and acidity, this wine will make your mouth water for more." -Winery

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Member Reviews for Manincor Reserve Contessa

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Snooth User: SEA7
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3.00 5
01/13/2010

Just average. Not much character for $12


Snooth User: jtorrisi
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3.00 5
02/19/2010

Great value red, good nose if you let it breath, nice wine for a weeknight dinner


Snooth User: winesnob627
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0.00 5
01/21/2011

Great wine; great value..if you're into the "vanilla, cherry combo" great choice!


Snooth User: mghalpern
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3.50 5
12/20/2011

2008. Very good wine for $7 (Trader Joe's). After aeration, fairly smooth.


Snooth User: twoshort
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3.50 5
06/10/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Manincor Reserve Contessa

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
07/20/2010

Aromas of bright cherry and cola, and hints of cinnamon introduce this Merlot. The silky palate displays flavors of black cherry, spice, and a touch of caramel and mocha, the finish is soft and begs you to drink more.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

For four consecutive years Red Diamond Merlot was ranked one of America’s top 20 Restaurant Merlots according to Wine & Spirits Magazine. Made by Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle, this affordable ripe red shows rich fruit and true varietal character. Winemaker Laura Sorge selects grapes from some of Washington's best vineyards and carefully blends 93% Merlot, 4% Cabernet and 3% Malbec. The wine is aged 12 months in French and American oak barrels for added complexity and style. Classic Washington State Merlot at a great price. It’s no wonder restaurant goers can’t get enough of it.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

Our Washington Merlot opens with a beautifully knit blackberry, cherry and spice scented nose with a toasty oak background. Sweet fruit on the palate is complemented by medium-bodied but firm tannins.


External Review
02/15/2008

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"If you thought our first release of Red Diamond was awesome, wait until you try this one! Classic Washington Merlot is enhanced by a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon for structure and complexity, and Cabernet Franc to round out the fruity characteristics. Perfectly balanced fruit, lush tannins and acidity, this wine will make your mouth water for more." -Winery

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