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Peju Merlot 2014

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Lovely toasted cedar, coriander, burnt sugar and vanilla accents frame a notably bright core of black fruit that leans toward the cherry/black raspberry end of the spectrum. Smooth and rich, and a little soft perhaps but not much. This is rather extravagant Merlot. It has all the plummy fruit, mocha accents, hints of herbs and spices wrapped into a rich, powerful and luxurious package. there is plenty of structure here. Big tannins peek out on the backend and drive the finish into a dry and toasty finale, but then a pop of fred fruit appears to remind us who is in charge. A serious wine, and one that deserves 2-3 years in the cellar but it’s drinking well already and is a relative bargain. 93pts

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Peju Province Winery:
The love of farming and a passion for wine brought Tony Peju to the Napa Valley. A series of ideas - starting in his birthplace on the Caspian Sea, then France, England and eventually, Los Angeles -- created the Peju's Napa Valley winery. In 1982, Tony and his wife Herta purchased 30 acres of land in the Napa Valley with the magic ingredient - location. Neighboring vineyards in Rutherfor... Read more
The love of farming and a passion for wine brought Tony Peju to the Napa Valley. A series of ideas - starting in his birthplace on the Caspian Sea, then France, England and eventually, Los Angeles -- created the Peju's Napa Valley winery. In 1982, Tony and his wife Herta purchased 30 acres of land in the Napa Valley with the magic ingredient - location. Neighboring vineyards in Rutherford included Robert Mondavi, Inglenook and Beaulieu. Situated between Highway 29 and the Napa River, the acreage included a 1900-era house and rambling vineyards, some 60 or more years old. Looking to the future, Tony and Herta have introduced their two daughters, Lisa and Ariana, to the workings of the wine business. Both of the young women are immersing themselves in all aspects of Peju Winery. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Peju Merlot

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 01/05/2014

Lovely toasted cedar, coriander, burnt sugar and vanilla accents frame a notably bright core of black fruit that leans toward the cherry/black raspberry end of the spectrum. Smooth and rich, and a little soft perhaps but not much. This is rather extravagant Merlot. It has all the plummy fruit, mocha accents, hints of herbs and spices wrapped into a rich, powerful and luxurious package. there is plenty of structure here. Big tannins peek out on the backend and drive the finish into a dry and toasty finale, but then a pop of fred fruit appears to remind us who is in charge. A serious wine, and one that deserves 2-3 years in the cellar but it’s drinking well already and is a relative bargain. 93pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.70 5
Vintage: 2009 01/05/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Richard Jennings
780161126,349
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/10/2013

Medium dark ruby color; effusive, ripe berry, berry pie, vanilla nose; tasty, a little tight, sweet berry, blackberry, berry pie palate; medium-plus finish. (83% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 8% Zinfandel; 16 mos. in French & American oak, 35% new; 14.1% alcohol) 92+ points


Snooth User: cgplayer9
8492221,049
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/03/2013

Good core of blackberry, black cherry and hints of raspberry and cranberry, some spiciness, well integrated toasty oak and fine, dusty tannins.


Snooth User: Richard Jennings
780161126,349
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/10/2013

Medium ruby color; appealing, bright berry, mulberry nose; tasty, focused, ripe berry, mulberry palate with sweet, soft tannins; medium-plus finish. (93% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Zinfandel; 16 mos. in French & American oak, 35% new; 14.5% alcohol) 92+ points


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/20/2013

Nose of black cherry and black plum. Nice. Coffee notes. Very dry on the palate and dark. Black fruits. Black plum, black cherry, espresso. Heavy, earthy and smoky merlot. Should relax with more time. 86 pts. 5/10/13 at winery


Snooth User: Richard Jennings
780161126,349
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/10/2013

Medium ruby color; nice, lifted, berry, boysenberry nose; ripe berry, mulberry palate with soft, sweet tannins; medium-plus finish. (84% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon; 16 mos. in French & American oak, 30% new; 14.1% alcohol) 92 points


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/17/2013

Dusty, cedary nose. Cherry preserves, cocoa powder and red currant jam aromas. Some savory charcuterie notes appear as well. Acid is a touch stringent on the palate. Dusty, fine grained tannins. Flavors of dried cherries and cocoa powder with hints of dried thyme. A thick, savory quality to it especially on the finish. Salty, cured meat suggestions. Turning a bit tertiary (drinking half bottle). Kirsch and cocoa dominant. Bone dry finish. 87 pts.


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Vintage: 2005 04/30/2010

Peju Province Napa Merlot 2005 and all other premium wine from Peju Province available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.



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