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Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Beckstoffer Vineyard X 2001

Member Review by EMark:

Dark purple, somewhat murky, in the glass. Woody on the nose. Seems fairly medium-bodied on the tip of the tongue. Then some minty, berry flavors come out. Noticeable tartness that has diminished in the 30 minutes since I opened this. Kind of an olive-flavored thing on the finish. US$59.99 at WIne Club in Santa Ana in 2004. (Amendment on 12/6/12) The original comments were written shortly after opening the bottle. After about 90 minutes of air the wine rounded out very nicely--fruit, acid and tannin integrated into an excellent wine experience. I am upgrading my original rating to 4.5 glasses.

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Region: USA » California » Napa County » Oakville

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Merryvale Vineyards:
Merryvale Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery dedicated to passionate winemaking and the fine art of living well. For the past 25 years Merryvale has been turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes into world class wine. Merryvale’s historic building was the first winery built in the Napa Valley after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, and has become a favorite destination for visitors... Read more
Merryvale Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery dedicated to passionate winemaking and the fine art of living well. For the past 25 years Merryvale has been turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes into world class wine. Merryvale’s historic building was the first winery built in the Napa Valley after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, and has become a favorite destination for visitors to the valley. Merryvale is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through sustainable farming practices. Our new Starmont Winery on the historic Stanly Ranch in Carneros is a state-of-the-art solar powered facility, and our estate vineyards are Napa Green Farm certified. For more information, please visit www.merryvale.com. Read less

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Snooth User: EMark
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12/06/2012

Dark purple, somewhat murky, in the glass. Woody on the nose. Seems fairly medium-bodied on the tip of the tongue. Then some minty, berry flavors come out. Noticeable tartness that has diminished in the 30 minutes since I opened this. Kind of an olive-flavored thing on the finish. US$59.99 at WIne Club in Santa Ana in 2004. (Amendment on 12/6/12) The original comments were written shortly after opening the bottle. After about 90 minutes of air the wine rounded out very nicely--fruit, acid and tannin integrated into an excellent wine experience. I am upgrading my original rating to 4.5 glasses.



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Aged 20 months in French Oak.

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Alcohol: 14.5%

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