White Oak Merlot 2009

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Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. It is easy enough to be taken in by this wine's classic aromas of sweet cherries and cream, and its concentrated flavors largely live up to billing, but for all of its come hither appeal, the wine is still very young and that fact is confirmed by its firm, tannin-framed finish. Service with food will help temper its forgivable toughness if early drinking is a must, but we would argue for at least a few years of patience and would not be surprised if it improved for five or more.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.

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White Oak Vineyards & Winery:
Born in Los Angeles, Bill Myers worked as a building contractor and salmon fisherman in Alaska. During the 1970's, Bill relocated to the bucolic town of Healdsburg, California, sold his boat, purchased his first vineyard in the Alexander Valley and began to make wine. With his newly purchased vineyard, a tiny tasting room and wine production facility just off the square in downtown Healdsburg,... Read more
Born in Los Angeles, Bill Myers worked as a building contractor and salmon fisherman in Alaska. During the 1970's, Bill relocated to the bucolic town of Healdsburg, California, sold his boat, purchased his first vineyard in the Alexander Valley and began to make wine. With his newly purchased vineyard, a tiny tasting room and wine production facility just off the square in downtown Healdsburg, Bill started making wines. He quickly became recognized for producing wonderful Chardonnay, Zinfandel and what was to become White Oak's flagship wine: Sauvignon Blanc. In 1991, Bill took home his first Sonoma County Harvest Fair Sweepstakes Award for his 1990 Sonoma County Chardonnay. In 1997, Bill formed an alliance with Burdell Properties to pursue his vision of expanding the winery and thereby creating the foundation of today's White Oak. Don Groth and Burdell Properties brought over 750 acres of prime vineyards in Napa Valley and the Russian River Valley to the winery. The White Oak Tasting Room and Hospitality Center is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Read less

External Reviews for White Oak Merlot

Vintage: 2007 11/12/2010

Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. It is easy enough to be taken in by this wine's classic aromas of sweet cherries and cream, and its concentrated flavors largely live up to billing, but for all of its come hither appeal, the wine is still very young and that fact is confirmed by its firm, tannin-framed finish. Service with food will help temper its forgivable toughness if early drinking is a must, but we would argue for at least a few years of patience and would not be surprised if it improved for five or more.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


Vintage: 2007 07/05/2011

"Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. It is easy enough to be taken in by this wine's classic aromas of sweet cherries and cream



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