Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Merlot 2008 Wine Review
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Natalie's Score: 90/100Juicy with wonderfully plush plums. Full-bodied and smooth with notes of red berry and cedar. This wine was aged for 12 months in barrel.
Merlot food pairings: grilled lamb chops, pasta with carbonara sauce, beef bourguignonne, borscht.
This Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Merlot 2008 was reviewed October 4, 2010
by Natalie MacLean
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|Mark rated this wine as 95/100|
|The 2008 Merlot came in at some chilly temperatures (later blocks came in as cold|
as 8 degrees Celsius!). Approximately 40% of the Merlot was hand sorted to remove
any non-grape materials such as leaves and petioles. It then had a very cold soak for
three days before fermentation. Fermentation temperatures reach up to 29 degrees
Celsius. After fermenting to dry the Merlot was placed in a comibination of new to
three year old French and American oak barrels for 12 months. The Merlot is kept in
separate lots throughout the harvest and winemaking processes. It is blended just
prior to bottling.
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