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Red Diamond Merlot 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"If you thought our first release of Red Diamond was awesome, wait until you try this one! Classic Washington Merlot is enhanced by a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon for structure and complexity, and Cabernet Franc to round out the fruity characteristics. Perfectly balanced fruit, lush tannins and acidity, this wine will make your mouth water for more." -Winery

Red Diamond:
Red Diamond is a brand of wines produced in Washington State since 2003. The value driven wines were initially only marketed to restaurants, but were such a success, that they expanded to retail offerings in 2004. The wines are available in Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Chardonnay. They continue to be some of the most popular American restaurant and bar wines, offering good bang-for-buck quality.

External Reviews for Red Diamond Merlot

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
04/06/2015

For four consecutive years Red Diamond Merlot was ranked one of America’s top 20 Restaurant Merlots according to Wine & Spirits Magazine. Made by Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle, this affordable ripe red shows rich fruit and true varietal character. Winemaker Laura Sorge selects grapes from some of Washington's best vineyards and carefully blends 93% Merlot, 4% Cabernet and 3% Malbec. The wine is aged 12 months in French and American oak barrels for added complexity and style. Classic Washington State Merlot at a great price. It’s no wonder restaurant goers can’t get enough of it.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
04/06/2015

Our Washington Merlot opens with a beautifully knit blackberry, cherry and spice scented nose with a toasty oak background. Sweet fruit on the palate is complemented by medium-bodied but firm tannins.



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"If you thought our first release of Red Diamond was awesome, wait until you try this one! Classic Washington Merlot is enhanced by a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon for structure and complexity, and Cabernet Franc to round out the fruity characteristics. Perfectly balanced fruit, lush tannins and acidity, this wine will make your mouth water for more." -Winery

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