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Merryvale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark purple in color with generous aromas of currants, blackberry, licorice, chocolate, black olive, espresso and vanilla. The wine is round and full on the palate with forward fruit and great structure from the balanced acid and tannins. Decant this wine in its youth and enjoy for the next 10+ years. - See more at: http://www.merryvale.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=winedetails.displaywinetype&wineTypeID=39#sthash.OIpNCXTd.dpuf

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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

Member Reviews for Merryvale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: jjknight38
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/26/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549176,242
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/25/2011

The nose showed black currant, a dusting of dark chocolate, lavender and a bit of butter cookie. On the palate, I found it to be a bit sweet with flavors of black cherry, plum sauce and clove. It's body was velvety and full with a slight coating of fine tannin, which was left behind after each sip. The finish fell a bit short, yet showed ripe berries, which turned a bit sour with time. For the money, this is a highly enjoyable bottle of Cabernet.


Snooth User: kllllami
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2002 12/30/2011

Smooth, light and enjoyable. Justin had rehearsal dinner here


Snooth User: ruymann
141847199
4.00 5
Vintage: 1998 10/11/2009

Ready to drink now, crimson colored. Mature. Supple, black-berries, dusty.


External Reviews for Merryvale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
11/03/2012

Color: dark red with good density. Aroma: sweet red and black currants, brambly blackberry jam, black olive, dried herbs and violets. Taste: soft entry, round with medium weight, toasty oak notes, and very good length


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Supple aromas of concentrated blackberry and cassis echo on the palate showing the fruit's fine Napa Valley breeding and structure. Try with roast duck and turkey or barbeque.


External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
04/27/2009

CELLARING Enjoyable now but will gain complexity with 5-10 years aging. WINEMAKER'S NOTES This wine is made from lots selected for their complexity of flavors and supple tannins. The blend includes Merlot to help tame tannins, Petit Verdot for


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
03/13/2013

Dark purple in color with generous aromas of currants, blackberry, licorice, chocolate, black olive, espresso and vanilla. The wine is round and full on the palate with forward fruit and great structure from the balanced acid and tannins.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2008 11/02/2011

Robert Parker calls it an excellent value - which packs a lot of flavor and intensity for its price. This dense ruby/purple-colored Cabernet reveals plenty of cassis, cedar, licorice and spice notes. It is a delicious, medium-bodied wine with supple tannins and a long finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/17/2011

Inky purple, almost black. Base notes of blackberry liqueur seasoned with mocha, roasted coffee and black olive permeate the nose. The palate also displays the black fruit theme with olive and black licorice, followed by mineral and tar on the finish... Neil Mechanic. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Merryvale Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2007 07/06/2011

Winemaker's Notes - Voluptuous aromas of cassis, black cherry, vanilla bean and cedar leap out of the glass.


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Dark purple in color with generous aromas of currants, blackberry, licorice, chocolate, black olive, espresso and vanilla. The wine is round and full on the palate with forward fruit and great structure from the balanced acid and tannins. Decant this wine in its youth and enjoy for the next 10+ years. - See more at: http://www.merryvale.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=winedetails.displaywinetype&wineTypeID=39#sthash.OIpNCXTd.dpuf

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