Wente Vineyards Merlot Arroyo Seco Sandstone 2006

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On the pallet, this Merlot is full-bodied, but with a smooth midpalate that showcases aromas and flavors of blackber...

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i rarely buy merlot but thought i'd give the varietal another try. maybe i picked the wrong one because this was not impressive. i was expecting ... Read more

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Snooth User: noaer
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2.50 5
10/04/2009

i rarely buy merlot but thought i'd give the varietal another try. maybe i picked the wrong one because this was not impressive. i was expecting exactly what the "what to expect" notes above (dark berry fruit, cocoa, soft) but this did not deliver. won't give up on merlot just yet.


Winemaker's Notes:

Fermentation: Each vineyard was harvested separately and fermented in upright fermenters. Rack and return, which is the process of draining all of the free-run juice off the cap and then returning the free-run juice back over the top of the fermenter, was performed twice daily. This method increases the color and tannin extractions and improves mouthfeel through the integration of oxygen. Aging: Each blend was aged separately, with part in neutral French and American oak for at least six months prior to blending.

Tasting Notes:

On the pallet, this Merlot is full-bodied, but with a smooth midpalate that showcases aromas and flavors of blackberry and spice, accented by hints of licorice and tobacco.

Fermentation: Each vineyard was harvested separately and fermented in upright fermenters. Rack and return, which is the process of draining all of the free-run juice off the cap and then returning the free-run juice back over the top of the fermenter, was performed twice daily. This method increases the color and tannin extractions and improves mouthfeel through the integration of oxygen. Aging: Each blend was aged separately, with part in neutral French and American oak for at least six months prior to blending.

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