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Sutton Cellars Merlot Northern Sonoma 2005

Member Review by bambinodivino:

I tasted this wine some time ago, and have been searching shelves for it ever since. It is not a pricey wine, falling somewhere in the $10-$15 range, but the producer, Sutton Cellars, seems to be somewhat of an undiscovered genius. This 2005 merlot is a ride. The nose is floral, and juicy, with some dark fruit and a little sweetness. On the pallet, it starts off smooth, with some tart cranberry notes. Then it grows into an earthier taste, and brings from the background blueberry, vanilla, and a sweet nutty flavor, all of which are beautifully balanced and soft as velvet. It’s not overly sweet, but it could easily stand alone. It might also be delicious with a turkey dinner, or a light pasta. The wonderful thing about this wine is that, at a very low price point, it gives an example to a new wine drinker what wine can do, and all the places it can take you.

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Winery: Sutton Cellars
Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Snooth User: bambinodivino
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10/14/2009

I tasted this wine some time ago, and have been searching shelves for it ever since. It is not a pricey wine, falling somewhere in the $10-$15 range, but the producer, Sutton Cellars, seems to be somewhat of an undiscovered genius. This 2005 merlot is a ride. The nose is floral, and juicy, with some dark fruit and a little sweetness. On the pallet, it starts off smooth, with some tart cranberry notes. Then it grows into an earthier taste, and brings from the background blueberry, vanilla, and a sweet nutty flavor, all of which are beautifully balanced and soft as velvet. It’s not overly sweet, but it could easily stand alone. It might also be delicious with a turkey dinner, or a light pasta. The wonderful thing about this wine is that, at a very low price point, it gives an example to a new wine drinker what wine can do, and all the places it can take you.


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Source: CoolVines
03/23/2009

The term "table wine" is probably the most misunderstood classification of the American wine industry. While "vin de table" , "vino di tavola", "tafelwein" and "vino de mesa" do in fact refer to a lower quality of wine when describing a European wine, "table wine," when referring to American made wine, simply means that the alcohol content is below 14%. The American term does not indicate the quality of the wine and any American wine with an alcohol content below 14% can be called "Table Wine". Try pairing this wine with poultry, roasted game, pork, red meat, pastas and salads.




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