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Souverain Sonoma Merlot 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes for this Merlot are sourced from our 120-year-old Alexander Valley estate, along with select hillside and benchland vineyards. These vineyards are located on an inland expanse of the Russian River that channels early evening breezes to cool the valley’s warm afternoons. The moderated warm climate, as well as the volcanic and alluvial soils of the valley, allows the grapes to ripen evenly and retain their balanced acidity.

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Chateau Souverain:
At Souverain, our goal is to make authentic wines that are the best expression of each varietal and Alexander Valley. We believe our consumers deserve to drink great wine every night, so our wines are exceptional & attainable. Our love affair with producing wines has stretched back over 60 years and during that time our award winning wines have received numerous accolades and praise from the wine press.

External Reviews for Souverain Sonoma Merlot

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
11/12/2009

88 Points - Wine Spectator "Sleek and well-structured, with red currant and spice aromas and appealing black cherry, toasty sage and espresso flavors. The tannins firm up the finish."


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

Deep ruby in color, this concentrated Alexander Valley Merlot offers classic aromas of ripe black plum, blueberry and currant. The core of vibrant fruit balances nicely with the soft, round tannins creating a lush and juicy mouthfeel. Notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, which come from aging in oak barrels, meld nicely with the rich fruit and lead to a long, velvety finish.



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The grapes for this Merlot are sourced from our 120-year-old Alexander Valley estate, along with select hillside and benchland vineyards. These vineyards are located on an inland expanse of the Russian River that channels early evening breezes to cool the valley’s warm afternoons. The moderated warm climate, as well as the volcanic and alluvial soils of the valley, allows the grapes to ripen evenly and retain their balanced acidity.

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