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Norman Vineyards Merlot Paso Robles 2003

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An ideal vintage, this enticing Merlot has intense, ultra-ripe aromas of cherry and boysenberry, moderate spice, and hints of mint and tar. Although full-bodied, it has an elegant structure, with a big, berry flavor and a lingering finish of fudge and caramel. An ideal wine to match with barbequed steak or rack of lamb, it is enjoyable now, will peak in two years, and if cellared properly, will age nicely for a decade. Serve at cellar temperature after decanting for two hours.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Norman Vineyards:
Welcome to Norman Vineyards, a small family owned winery in the beautiful hills west of Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast. We’ve been growing grapes here for over 30 years, and making wine for over 15. Our specialty over the years has been elegant Cabernet and Meritage, bold Zinfandels, Barbera, and Chardonnay. Along the way we’ve thrown in a few small production wines to keep it interesting, and now, Syrah, which joined our lineup in 2002.

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Snooth User: Flamefighter
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3.50 5
07/20/2010

I had this the other night and it was excellent, especially since it should have been a little past its prime. Soft tannins and strong red berry flavor.


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Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

An ideal vintage, this enticing Merlot has intense, ultra-ripe aromas of cherry and boysenberry, moderate spice, and hints of mint and tar. Although full-bodied, it has an elegant structure, with a big, berry flavor and a lingering finish of fudge and caramel. An ideal wine to match with barbequed steak or rack of lamb, it is enjoyable now, will peak in two years, and if cellared properly, will age nicely for a decade. Serve at cellar temperature after decanting for two hours.



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An ideal vintage, this enticing Merlot has intense, ultra-ripe aromas of cherry and boysenberry, moderate spice, and hints of mint and tar. Although full-bodied, it has an elegant structure, with a big, berry flavor and a lingering finish of fudge and caramel. An ideal wine to match with barbequed steak or rack of lamb, it is enjoyable now, will peak in two years, and if cellared properly, will age nicely for a decade. Serve at cellar temperature after decanting for two hours.

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