+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close
Wines Anywhere USD 11.99 750ml

Trinchero Merlot 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Vineyard InformationOur 2004 Trinchero Family Merlot is 100% merlot sourced from some of the California's premier, cool-climate, coastal appellations. In 2004, we blended lots from estate and contracted vineyards in Monterey (75%), Santa Barbara (16%) and Lake County (9%) to enhance complexity, balance and varietal accuracy. WinemakingOur 2004 Trinchero Family Merlot was fermented using the delestage method favored by many top Bordeaux chateaux. During this process, we rack the fermenting wine into an empty tank, allowing the cap to settle to the bottom. We then return the wine back to that original tank, splashing the juice over the cap. This helps to develop deeper color and greater flavor extraction. It also gives us the opportunity to remove seeds, which can add harsh tannins to a finished wine. After a 14 day maceration, the wine was transferred to a combination of new and used American (66%) French (31%) and Hungarian (3%) oak barrels.Winemaker NotesThe goal with all of our Trinchero Family wines is to offer the purest expression of the grape variety; fruit-driven and delicious. The 2004 Trinchero Family Merlot is dark, rich, lush and remarkably smooth. It delivers ripe juicy red cherry and jammy currant accented with black tea and roasted jalapeno. The ripe fruit and spice carry through to a velvet-textured finish.Chef NotesJuicy ripe fruit, flavor-enhancing acidity and medium-plus body make our Trinchero Family Merlot a staple for many of our winery dishes. Our chef pairs this versatile wine with Rosemary Roasted Lamb Chops with Caramelized Cippollini Onions and Mashed Vanilla Sweet Potatoes. Enjoy.Wine Information Composition: 100% Merlot Barrel Aging: 15 months in new and used American, French and Hungarian oak Alcohol: 13.5% Total Acidity: 0.57g/100ml pH: 3.52 Cases: 58,000 Release Date: June 2006

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Trinchero Family Estates:
If there is one thing we love about wine, it's the way that it brings people together. Sharing a bottle of wine, whether over a dinner table or a romantic evening, is a tradition that we fully embrace. It creates experiences, allows us to enjoy the company of our favorite people, and gives us all the opportunity to settle down and suck the marrow out of life. In a time when information m... Read more
If there is one thing we love about wine, it's the way that it brings people together. Sharing a bottle of wine, whether over a dinner table or a romantic evening, is a tradition that we fully embrace. It creates experiences, allows us to enjoy the company of our favorite people, and gives us all the opportunity to settle down and suck the marrow out of life. In a time when information moves fast and people are working harder than ever, we feel that it's important to pause every once in a while to appreciate those who truly make a difference in our lives. That's why we've built these pages, and that's why we strive constantly to bring you the best with every product we release. Whether discussing our current staff and employment opportunities or our forefathers who have instilled in us the backbone to create high-quality products, we're thrilled to share our experiences with you. Read less

Member Reviews for Trinchero Merlot

Add your review
Snooth User: njkrut
8824972
3.00 5
09/24/2008

Three glasses



All Prices

Shipping to:

Vineyard InformationOur 2004 Trinchero Family Merlot is 100% merlot sourced from some of the California's premier, cool-climate, coastal appellations. In 2004, we blended lots from estate and contracted vineyards in Monterey (75%), Santa Barbara (16%) and Lake County (9%) to enhance complexity, balance and varietal accuracy. WinemakingOur 2004 Trinchero Family Merlot was fermented using the delestage method favored by many top Bordeaux chateaux. During this process, we rack the fermenting wine into an empty tank, allowing the cap to settle to the bottom. We then return the wine back to that original tank, splashing the juice over the cap. This helps to develop deeper color and greater flavor extraction. It also gives us the opportunity to remove seeds, which can add harsh tannins to a finished wine. After a 14 day maceration, the wine was transferred to a combination of new and used American (66%) French (31%) and Hungarian (3%) oak barrels.Winemaker NotesThe goal with all of our Trinchero Family wines is to offer the purest expression of the grape variety; fruit-driven and delicious. The 2004 Trinchero Family Merlot is dark, rich, lush and remarkably smooth. It delivers ripe juicy red cherry and jammy currant accented with black tea and roasted jalapeno. The ripe fruit and spice carry through to a velvet-textured finish.Chef NotesJuicy ripe fruit, flavor-enhancing acidity and medium-plus body make our Trinchero Family Merlot a staple for many of our winery dishes. Our chef pairs this versatile wine with Rosemary Roasted Lamb Chops with Caramelized Cippollini Onions and Mashed Vanilla Sweet Potatoes. Enjoy.Wine Information Composition: 100% Merlot Barrel Aging: 15 months in new and used American, French and Hungarian oak Alcohol: 13.5% Total Acidity: 0.57g/100ml pH: 3.52 Cases: 58,000 Release Date: June 2006

Photos

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Merlot Top Lists







Snooth Media Network