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A beautiful garnet red color, the nose of our signature Merlot is a collection of fresh herbs including thyme, sage a...Read more...
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A classic, Matanzas Creek has produced outstanding Merlot form Bennet Valley in Sonoma for decades. A portion of the grapes for this 2006 are sourc... Read more
Color: Garnet red.Nose: A collection of fresh herbs, including thyme, sage and clove with hints of hawthorn and quince followed by black currants a... Read more
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A classic, Matanzas Creek has produced outstanding Merlot form Bennet Valley in Sonoma for decades. A portion of the grapes for this 2006 are sourced from Jackson Park Vineyard which overlooks Matanzas Creek Winery from its location 930 feet above the valley floor. With its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Jackson Park is at the front line of the cooling effects of the Petaluma Wind Gap which brings marine winds and coastal fog into the valley. These conditions help to maintain the grapes' aromatic qualities, acidity and tannin structure. From the stellar 2007 vintage, Wine Enthusiast Magazine said about this wine "Quite a good wine, dry and firm in tannins, with a certain distinguished elegance."
Color: Garnet red.Nose: A collection of fresh herbs, including thyme, sage and clove with hints of hawthorn and quince followed by black currants and licorice.Flavor: Blackberry and moist earth notes coupled with clove, white pepper and boysenberries give this wine exceptional balance and so tannins. - Winery
Our signature Bennett Valley Merlot is sourced from the terraced vineyards of the Jackson Park Ranch. Located 930-feet above Bennett Valley's floor, our 110 acre site is planted to clone 181, the Pétrus clone of Merlot. We also blended in 14% Cabernet Sauvignon from our mountain vineyards in Knights Valley, to add additional structure and a rich mouthfeel.
A beautiful garnet red color, the nose of our signature Merlot is a collection of fresh herbs including thyme, sage and clove followed by black currants and licorice. A long finish and sturdy, yet elegant tannins allow for early drinking and the ability to age for 8-10 years or more.
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