Saddleback Cellars

2007 Napa Valley Merlot

Merlot

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Apr 04, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$38.00
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Mission Briefing

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Highest Marks

Nils Venge holds an important distinction; he was the first California winemaker to receive a perfect 100 point score (from Robert Parker). Since then, only a small handful of California winemakers have attained this level of recognition.

It is with great glee, today, that we welcome back Nils - and his stupendous 2007 Napa Valley Merlot. This wine, from the 96 point 2007 vintage, is sourced from the winery’s own Oakville estate vineyards and from a vineyard that was, immediately after harvest, sold to Duckhorn.

This delicious wine is a very well-structured Merlot with loads of chewy flavors and complexity. Quantity is limited for this very highly recommended wine so please act quickly.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep, dark and opaque with sanguine hues that give the wine an intriguing look.

Smell:

Dark fruit of ripe blackberry, black plum and braised mission fig meld with sandalwood, pipe tobacco, dried dark rose petal, cracked leather and a hint of eucalyptus.

Taste:

Smoky, dusty and dark with braised plum, cassis, dark raisin, roasted mission fig, dark tobacco, subtle mixed baking spice.

Finish:

Chewy and very long lasting, with pronounced black fruit that lingers, gradually yielding to even longer-lasting spice, tobacco and dried earth components.

Pairing:

Merlot is one of the most universally pairable wine, but we’ll enjoy this wine a grilled New York steak smothered with crimini mushrooms.

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About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 04, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$38.00
Avg. Price
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