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Sutter Home Merlot 15/Cs Usa 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes This soft, fruity red possesses the cherrylike fruitiness and smooth texture characteristic of the Merlot variety. It should appeal especially to nonalcoholic wine drinkers seeking the health benefits of red wine along with the sophistication of a world-class varietal.

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Domaine Weinbach:
At the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill in Alsace stands one of the finest estates in all of France. Domaine Weinbach is run with consummate skill and total dedication by Colette Faller and her two daughters, Catherine and Laurence. In the words of Robert Parker, “Colette and her daughter Laurence... pushed Weinbach to the pinnacle of Alsace’s qualitative pyramid.” Domaine Weinbach was est... Read more
At the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill in Alsace stands one of the finest estates in all of France. Domaine Weinbach is run with consummate skill and total dedication by Colette Faller and her two daughters, Catherine and Laurence. In the words of Robert Parker, “Colette and her daughter Laurence... pushed Weinbach to the pinnacle of Alsace’s qualitative pyramid.” Domaine Weinbach was established by the Order of Capuchin monks in 1612. The “Clos des Capucins” vineyard surrounds the domaine; the prestigious “Schlossberg” vineyard (the first terroir in Alsace to receive the status of Grand Cru), the Grand Cru “Furstentum”, and the adjacent “Altenbourg” vineyard rise above the clos. The domaine has 62 acres of vineyards in the heart of Kayserberg’s hills and valleys. During the French Revolution, Domaine Weinbach was sold as a national property. In 1898, Théodore Faller and his brother Jean-Baptiste purchased the Domaine and five hectares of vineyards and left it to their son and nephew, Théo. Since 1979, the estate has been run by Théo’s widow, Colette Faller, and recently their daughter Laurence took over the winemaking, with Catherine as marketing director. The grapes are hand-harvested, pressed directly as whole clusters in modern horizontal pneumatic presses. The must settles for 24 hours at cellar temperature and is slowly matured in large, ancient oak casks, using only indigenous yeasts. Filtering is through diatomaceous earth before bottling, which starts in April and finishes in mid-July. The wines are remarkable for their balance and finesse, their intensity and concentration, which is achieved by drastically pruning the vines to limit yields per hectare to nearly one-half that typical in Alsace. Harvesting is late, done when the fruit attains optimum ripeness. All of the domaine’s wines are produced from their own vineyards, a most unusual accomplishment in Alsace, and are therefore 100 % estate grown and estate-bottled. Read less

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Snooth User: xanderbilan
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4.00 5
05/19/2010

steak is great cooked with this wine


Snooth User: Vino i Mas
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4.00 5
05/01/2011

This rose is Super! www.vinoimas.eu


Snooth User: Cabernet41
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3.50 5
04/25/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Sutter Home Merlot 15/Cs Usa

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/20/2011

RP: 91 Points ST: 91 Points WS: 90 Points


External Review
05/24/2010

Another knockout wine from Thierry Puzelat. Made from Côt (Malbec). Coming from the Loire Valley, as opposed to the southwest of France, you may find this red more spiced yet lighter in body on the palate. Full of delicious red berried fruit character with notes of black pepper and chalky minerals on the finish.


External Review
04/21/2010

Auch Pinot Blanc genannt, gedeiht ebenfalls an Vorzugslagen. Es ist ein edler Weisswein, eine schöne feingeschliffene Spezialität mit dezenter Blume.


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Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

A delicate blush pink color introduces this fresh, lively wine. On your palate, light creaminess surrenders to a refreshing crisp finish of strawberries and melon. Enjoy chilled as an aperitif, or partnered with all types of foods, particularly those with a slight spiciness, such as Asian or Latin cuisine. - Winery


External Review
02/19/2010

Markgräfler Gutedel 2008 - Martin Waßmer: Markgräfler Gutedel 2008 - Weißwein von Martin WaßmerDer Gutedel hat eine intensive und schöne Frucht mit dem Duft von Mirabellenmarmelade und Zitrus-Apfel. Er ist sehr feinsaftig mit einer schönen Struktur und einem leichten Körper und dennoch sehr kompakt mit moderater Säure. Eine Spur von Mineralität unterstreicht den saftigen Abgang des Markgräfler Gutedel 2008.Weingut: Martin WaßmerLand: DeutschlandRegion: BadenRebsorte: GutedelInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 12,0 Vol.%Restsüße: trocken Weißwein > Deutschland > Baden


External Review
09/19/2011

A delicious and exciting Merlot. Softly scented with cherries and mocha, it delivers true varietal flavors. Almost impossible to find Merlot this good at this price.


External Review
09/19/2011

A light and fragrant red, Merlot in a Beaujolais style. Chill it down for a picnic.


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Wine Tasting Notes This soft, fruity red possesses the cherrylike fruitiness and smooth texture characteristic of the Merlot variety. It should appeal especially to nonalcoholic wine drinkers seeking the health benefits of red wine along with the sophistication of a world-class varietal.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 2.90 g/l grams per liter

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