Steele Shooting Star Merlot 2007

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One wine that impressed me was a red wine made from the Lemberger grape. This is an odd name and some growers did refer to it by its ancient name: Blau Frankisch, literally “blue grape from France.” These were very nice wines full of berry fruit flavors and great color but with little tannin or harshness. Unlike other Steele and Shooting Star red wine bottlings, our Blue Franc receives little, or no, oak aging. Some liken our Blue Franc, depending on vintage, to Pinot Noir in lighter years and Zinfandel in the riper vintages. Sometimes it is totally akin to a top-flight Gamay from Beaujolais. The wine is clean, crisp, and unpretentious with tons of fruit, including warm berry pie, complementing the traces of pepper, almond, cherry and cinnamon.

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Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
4.00 5
11/06/2008

slight earthy and fig scents dry, smoky dark cherry and spicy flavors long finish


3.50 5
01/07/2011

Somewhere in between a Merlot and a Syrah, medium bodied, a bit earthy, a bit herby, a bit fruity. Nice complexity and goes well with beef. I think I paid about $9. Decent wine. Nice label on the bottle, caught my attention immediately and the reason I bought it.


Snooth User: Cheese and Grapes
201091439
3.50 5
08/08/2009

Smooth, dry, slightly earthy, medium bodied. Nice.........


Snooth User: CalKid
34374241
3.50 5
11/25/2011

I agree with previous review "Smooth, dry, slightly earthy, medium bodied. Nice, maybe a little bit of a "dustiness", but definitley "earthy" and a nice change from most high octane fruit bombs.


Snooth User: oxygin21
152011165
4.00 5
03/16/2009

Perfect gathering wine. Whether it be a BBQ or a fruit and cheese party, this wine is sure to impress, especially at its pricepoint. Loads of ripe fruit, earthy and delicious.


Snooth User: ahersh1
101419143
3.00 5
02/29/2012

Medium bodied red with a dry earthy character and subtle notes of berries.

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Snooth User: kat kicks it
68992516
4.00 5
08/04/2011

Very flavorful and has a lot of body. For the price, very good!!!


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04/20/2010

Steele Winery Merlot 2007 Shooting Star and all other wine from Steele Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


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03/05/2009

Great color, medium body, dense, rich velvety fruit. It is delicious and ready for enjoyment.


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03/16/2010

Steele Winery Chardonnay 2007 Shooting Star and all other wine from Steele Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



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One wine that impressed me was a red wine made from the Lemberger grape. This is an odd name and some growers did refer to it by its ancient name: Blau Frankisch, literally “blue grape from France.” These were very nice wines full of berry fruit flavors and great color but with little tannin or harshness. Unlike other Steele and Shooting Star red wine bottlings, our Blue Franc receives little, or no, oak aging. Some liken our Blue Franc, depending on vintage, to Pinot Noir in lighter years and Zinfandel in the riper vintages. Sometimes it is totally akin to a top-flight Gamay from Beaujolais. The wine is clean, crisp, and unpretentious with tons of fruit, including warm berry pie, complementing the traces of pepper, almond, cherry and cinnamon.

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