Spann Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley Eight Barrels 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Merlot has soft tannins and a silky texture on the palate and for this reason we have always added small amounts of it to most of our red wines. Picking from vineyard sites in different areas helped to create more complexity as each microclimate added it's own nuance. We added a small amount of Cabernet Franc for improved structure and richness in the mouth. The color is medium red while the aroma and taste are of ripe red and black cherries. The finish is long, soft and elegant. This wine is very enjoyable now and will gain complexity over the next five to eight years.

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Spann Vineyards:
Nestled among the majestic coastal redwoods of the Mayacamas Mountains, our steeply terraced mountainside vineyard yields small amounts of richly flavored Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Sangiovese grapes. From this and select cool-climate vineyards throughout Sonoma County we craft limited quantities of European-style blended wines, strongly influenced by Bordeaux, the Rhone Valley and Tuscany.
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External Reviews for Spann Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley Eight Barrels

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Vintage: 2005 07/24/2009

Merlot has soft tannins and a silky texture on the palate and for this reason we have always added small amounts of it to most of our red wines. Picking from vineyard sites in different areas helped to create more complexity as each microclimate added it's own nuance. We added a small amount of Cabernet Franc for improved structure and richness in the mouth. The color is medium red while the aroma and taste are of ripe red and black cherries. The finish is long, soft and elegant. This wine is very enjoyable now and will gain complexity over the next five to eight years.



Merlot has soft tannins and a silky texture on the palate and for this reason we have always added small amounts of it to most of our red wines. Picking from vineyard sites in different areas helped to create more complexity as each microclimate added it's own nuance. We added a small amount of Cabernet Franc for improved structure and richness in the mouth. The color is medium red while the aroma and taste are of ripe red and black cherries. The finish is long, soft and elegant. This wine is very enjoyable now and will gain complexity over the next five to eight years.

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