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Matanzas Creek Merlot Bennett Valley 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

"Opaque purple. Rich, ripe aromas and flavors of cassis, roasted plum and espresso. Deep, sweet, lush and expansive, with good finishing power and firm framing acidity...fans of broad, fleshy and deeply fruity red wines will love this." -Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Matanzas Creek Winery:
Matanzas Creek stands at a crossroads between sophistication and simplicity. Our wines and our winery effortlessly combine the best of both rustic country charm and refined quality. Our vineyards live in harmony with their surroundings with only a portion of the land planted to vine. The rest is given over to an eclectic blend of native grasses, delicate olive trees, exotic perennials and ou... Read more
Matanzas Creek stands at a crossroads between sophistication and simplicity. Our wines and our winery effortlessly combine the best of both rustic country charm and refined quality. Our vineyards live in harmony with their surroundings with only a portion of the land planted to vine. The rest is given over to an eclectic blend of native grasses, delicate olive trees, exotic perennials and our famed lavender fields - an inspiriting setting from which the story of our wines takes shape. Read less

External Reviews for Matanzas Creek Merlot Bennett Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/15/2014

Aromas: Dry cherries and dry blueberries, bittersweet chocolate and cedar commingling with tobacco.Flavors: Red-blue fruit on the palate with notes of sage, peppercorns and a hint of licorice.Mouthfeel: Vibrant acidity, with rm tannins and a long fi nish. - WineryFermentation: Fermentation temperatures were up to 86°F in stainless steel tanksAged: 17 monthsBarrels: 43% new French oakAlcohol: 15.0%pH: 3.56TA: 0.60g/100mL



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"Opaque purple. Rich, ripe aromas and flavors of cassis, roasted plum and espresso. Deep, sweet, lush and expansive, with good finishing power and firm framing acidity...fans of broad, fleshy and deeply fruity red wines will love this." -Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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