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Silverado Vineyards Merlot 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

"Oak aromas of vanilla, cedar, and sandalwood are well integrated with the aromas of bright raspberry fruit, sweet baking spices and freshly picked herbs. Full bodied with well mannered tannins and a balanced long lingering finish. Merlot is NOT Cabernet. Thinner skinned and earlier ripening than the other great Claret varieties, it needs a cooler growing site to slow down sugar development, allowing flavor ripeness to catch up. That is why we like our Mt. George vineyard which gives our Merlot its oily herbal and black berry fruit flavors with a serious core of tannin for body. " -Winery

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Silverado Vineyards:
The Stags Leap District is one of the smallest, yet most renowned, wine growing regions in Napa Valley. Here, Silverado Vineyards has been quietly producing world-class wines from their state-of-the-art winery for over 20 years. With grapes sourced almost entirely from Silverado’s family-owned estate vineyards, these hand-crafted wines are created in small lots with extreme care. They express... Read more
The Stags Leap District is one of the smallest, yet most renowned, wine growing regions in Napa Valley. Here, Silverado Vineyards has been quietly producing world-class wines from their state-of-the-art winery for over 20 years. With grapes sourced almost entirely from Silverado’s family-owned estate vineyards, these hand-crafted wines are created in small lots with extreme care. They express richness, elegance and age-worthiness. Silverado wines are unique - one-of-a-kind blends of location, philosophy and winemaking style. The Mediterranean-style stone winery, established in 1981, stands on a knoll above the Silverado Trail in the heart of the Stags Leap District. Silverado is a legendary name from the early mining days. Today it symbolizes the Miller family’s long term commitment to the future of Napa Valley wine. Read less

"Oak aromas of vanilla, cedar, and sandalwood are well integrated with the aromas of bright raspberry fruit, sweet baking spices and freshly picked herbs. Full bodied with well mannered tannins and a balanced long lingering finish. Merlot is NOT Cabernet. Thinner skinned and earlier ripening than the other great Claret varieties, it needs a cooler growing site to slow down sugar development, allowing flavor ripeness to catch up. That is why we like our Mt. George vineyard which gives our Merlot its oily herbal and black berry fruit flavors with a serious core of tannin for body. " -Winery

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