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Sutter Home Merlot 15/Cs Usa 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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: clementa
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2013 09/27/2011

Five glasses


Snooth User: dannyboy50
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 12/27/2013

nice aroma, excellent mouth feel, no harsh aftertaste. good drinkability. will tell more later. deep ruby at the rim.


Snooth User: Mumorex
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 01/25/2008

Three glasses


Snooth User: Casey84
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/21/2012

It had what you expect from a Zinfandel, namely dark fruits and chile's but wasn't spectacular. Price is really what it has going for it


Snooth User: raindance
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/12/2012

Just a real solid red wine...if there wasn't some many others and so few years left...I would gladly settle on this for "my glass of the day" everyday.


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Vintage: 2009 05/06/2012

Knackiger, eleganter Weisswein! Schöne Balance zw. süss/sauer. Wunderbar frisch! Leichter Cytrus-Geschmack


Snooth User: Pascal Krass
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/21/2012

Two and a half glasses


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Vintage: 2013 02/24/2010

Mal was anderes - Spargel-Paket Übersee: Jahrgang: 20Inhalt: 6 x 0,75 LRegion: Weingut: Rebsorte: Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Weinpakete


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Vintage: 2013 09/07/2010

From young winemaker, Markus Prackwieser, this Weissburgunder (aka Pinot Blanc) blends floral pollen aromas and granite minerality with a round, ripe finish. An amazing start for such young winemaking career.


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Vintage: 2013 10/07/2010

Markus Prackwieser has recently begun his winemaking career and has already come out with some promising wines. This Weissburgunder ( Pinot Blanc) is a mix of pollen, granite minerals and a bright finish.


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Vintage: 2013 02/24/2010

Weinthermometer in Metallhülle: Jahrgang: 20Inhalt: Region: Weingut: Rebsorte: Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt:


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Vintage: 2013 02/24/2010

Weinkühler doppelwandig aus Edelmetall: Jahrgang: 20Inhalt: Region: Weingut: Rebsorte: Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt:


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Vintage: 2013 02/24/2010

Weinverschlüsse (4er-Set), Blau-transp.: Jahrgang: 20Inhalt: Region: Weingut: Rebsorte: Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 5,5 %


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Vintage: 2013 02/24/2010

Weinthermometer in Holzhülle: Jahrgang: 20Inhalt: Region: Weingut: Rebsorte: Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 5,5 %


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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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