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Shinn Estate Vineyards Merlot North Fork Estate 2005

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Philosophy on Soil: The soil is the breadbasket of great winemaking. In order to grow a great wine, the soil must be a living organism capable of feeding the vine. At Shinn Estate Vineyards, only naturally occurring substances are used to amend the soil and provide the necessary nutrients to maintain the vine's health and vigor. Winemaker's Notes: A blend of 81% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc, this elegant wine exhibits gentle tannins, flavors of red plum fruit and aromas of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. We recommend drinking our Estate Merlot upon release though it will age well and continue to evolve for 5 - 7 years. Return to Shinn Estate wine list

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Shinn Estate Vineyards:
At Shinn Estate Vineyards, growing a great wine is accomplished through gathering many diverse elements and combining them in harmony - Our vineyard practices are based on an ever-increasing diversity of plant material and beneficial insects. Our cover crop between vine rows contains as many as 25 species, while the vine plantings consist of numerous selections within each variety. We harvest a... Read more
At Shinn Estate Vineyards, growing a great wine is accomplished through gathering many diverse elements and combining them in harmony - Our vineyard practices are based on an ever-increasing diversity of plant material and beneficial insects. Our cover crop between vine rows contains as many as 25 species, while the vine plantings consist of numerous selections within each variety. We harvest and ferment our selections separately, blending them into a finished wine only after many blending trials. In the cellar, we use several French coopers for the barrels, and oak from several forests, all of which impart their individual aging characteristics to the Wine - From the vineyard floor to the bottle, our wines are the result of the diverse ecosystem we have created on the estate, coupled with meticulous winemaking and gentle aging in the cellar. Read less

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Snooth User: LennThompson
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3.00 5
11/24/2008

It's a ripe, but surprisingly understated and agile red with blackberry, raspberry and plum on an expressive nose that is filled out with herbs, mocha, earth and vanilla.Similar flavors come through on the palate, with the addition of a minerally note on a medium-long finish. Medium-grip, but well-incorporated tannins provide nice structure and will give this wine some longevity, maybe 5-7 years.Today, it benefits greatly from an hour or two open, breathing.



Philosophy on Soil: The soil is the breadbasket of great winemaking. In order to grow a great wine, the soil must be a living organism capable of feeding the vine. At Shinn Estate Vineyards, only naturally occurring substances are used to amend the soil and provide the necessary nutrients to maintain the vine's health and vigor. Winemaker's Notes: A blend of 81% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc, this elegant wine exhibits gentle tannins, flavors of red plum fruit and aromas of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. We recommend drinking our Estate Merlot upon release though it will age well and continue to evolve for 5 - 7 years. Return to Shinn Estate wine list

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