Pepperwood Grove Merlot California 2005
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Well made in a light style, this winersquo;s simple red fruit makes a gentle companion for roast beef.
Dark Ruby in color with aromas of bourbon soaked cherries earl grey tea and candied orange peel our 2007 Napa Merlot has flavors of fresh Bing cherries cinnamon tea dried strawberries and soft French oak with subtle hints of vanilla and rhubarb.
Shows the class of a more expensive Merlot in the rich, smooth structure, pure flavors and overlay of good oak. Finishes sweet with cherries and mocha.
Wine Tasting NotesDark ruby in color with aromas of raspberries, crme brulee, and a hint of chocolate and oregano. This Merlot has flavors of strawberry rhubarb pie, plums, green olives with pimentos, and cinnamon finishing with dried apricots, mild green tea, and toasty American oak.
Currant, raisin, violet and blackberry flavors are intense in the good-value Merlot, which finishes with solid tannins and nicely integrated tones of mocha and coffee that linger. Drink now through 2005.
Ripe, with concentrated black cherry, chocolate and pomegranate tones. Impressive fruit intensity folds into toasty oak and supple structure on the fine finish. Drink now through 2007.
A careful selection of the wine lots that went into the final blend enabled the winemaker to emphasize the soft berry fruit and round tannins that have made this their most popular wine.