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Sonoma Vineyards Merlot 2005 Wine Review

Sonoma Vineyards Merlot 2005

Sonoma Vineyards Merlot 2005

Sonoma County, California, United States

Community Score:87/100

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Price: $16.95

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Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.6%

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Sonoma Vineyards

Natalie's Score: 87/100

This Merlot was 85% barrel aged in a combination of American and French oak. During the grape growing season, the same fog that blankets Sonoma County each night collects in the needles of the coastal redwoods, and drips down to their root zone. Essential for grape quality, fog is equally essential to these redwoods, which are found only on the California coast, and measure as the tallest trees on the planet, growing easily over 300 feet and living as long as 2000 years. A warm embrace of wine with sweet cherries, plums and vanilla richness. Full-bodied with a mocha-infused finish. Closed with a screwcap.

Merlot food pairings: cheeseburgers, prime rib steak, parmesan cheese, chicken stir-fry, lamb chops.

This Sonoma Vineyards Merlot 2005 was reviewed on March 24, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

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