Red Rock Winery Merlot California Reserve 2007

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In Red Rock Winery Merlot, lush concentrations of black cherry, plum and boysenberry are complemented by soft, rounde...

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Nice on the palette, tannins are under control. Some merlots seem harsh, but not this one. Yummy :) Read more

I love a good, smooth Merlot that's not real jammy. The Red Rock 2007 does it for me.. Love it! Read more

Plum colored with think legs. Acidic fruit aromas but not too sweet. Very smooth and drinkable with a clean, velvet finish. For a $10 merlot, yo... Read more

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Snooth User: JonD2
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4.00 5
02/01/2010

Nice on the palette, tannins are under control. Some merlots seem harsh, but not this one. Yummy :)


Snooth User: Saddle57
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4.00 5
05/31/2012

I love a good, smooth Merlot that's not real jammy. The Red Rock 2007 does it for me.. Love it!


Snooth User: socalstyle
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4.00 5
01/13/2010

Plum colored with think legs. Acidic fruit aromas but not too sweet. Very smooth and drinkable with a clean, velvet finish. For a $10 merlot, you'd have a hard time finding a better tasting wine. Everything about this wine is subtly balanced and the flavor bursts onto your palate. Very good overall. Consider it for your value priced collection.


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01/30/2010

Has great concentration of Black Cherry, plum and boysenberry fruits with a nice full-bodied middle and a long soft finish.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes for the 2007 Merlot were de-stemmed but not crushed, leaving about 20% whole berries. This “Partial Whole Berry Fermentation” method was used to enhance the varietal character of the finished wine. The grapes were then fermented on the skins for five to seven days at a temperature of 88° F. The entire blend underwent Malolactic Fermentation to add complexity to the aroma and flavor and to ensure stability in the finished wine. The wine was bottle aged for two months to ensure a smooth, pleasing wine. Merlot by nature is a soft, enjoyable wine with lush, plum-like flavors and notes of blackberry and cherry. The grape is naturally low in tannins with a smooth and velvety finish. It is no surprise then, that the Merlot grape, which originated in France, is still the most widely planted varietal in Bordeaux. With its introduction to California, where welldrained soils and warmer climates bring out the best in this early-maturing varietal, Merlot has yielded exceptional wines marked by natural balance, smooth tannins, and rich concentrations of fruit.

Tasting Notes:

In Red Rock Winery Merlot, lush concentrations of black cherry, plum and boysenberry are complemented by soft, rounded tannins. Body and flavor are perfectly matched and exquisitely balanced, achieving a delicate harmony found in only the finest wines. Red Rock Winery Merlot is an excellent match for a wide range of foods, particularly herbbased dishes, pasta, grilled meats and goat cheese.

The grapes for the 2007 Merlot were de-stemmed but not crushed, leaving about 20% whole berries. This “Partial Whole Berry Fermentation” method was used to enhance the varietal character of the finished wine. The grapes were then fermented on the skins for five to seven days at a temperature of 88° F. The entire blend underwent Malolactic Fermentation to add complexity to the aroma and flavor and to ensure stability in the finished wine. The wine was bottle aged for two months to ensure a smooth, pleasing wine. Merlot by nature is a soft, enjoyable wine with lush, plum-like flavors and notes of blackberry and cherry. The grape is naturally low in tannins with a smooth and velvety finish. It is no surprise then, that the Merlot grape, which originated in France, is still the most widely planted varietal in Bordeaux. With its introduction to California, where welldrained soils and warmer climates bring out the best in this early-maturing varietal, Merlot has yielded exceptional wines marked by natural balance, smooth tannins, and rich concentrations of fruit.

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Chemical Analysis:

Sugar: .04 grams per liter Total Acidity: .054 grams per liter

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