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Gainey Vineyard Merlot 2010
Gainey Vineyard Merlot 2010
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Region: California » Central Coast » Santa Ynez Valley
Producer: Gainey Vineyard


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Merlot loves cool weather and moist soil, so the 2010 growing season, unusually cool and occasionally rainy, was made-to-order for this classic Bordeaux variety. The fruit came entirely from our Home Ranch in eastern Santa Ynez Valley, including the 10% Cabernet Franc we blended in to enhance our 2010 Merlot's complexity. The nose offers ripe, slightly earthy, dark cherry fruit mingled with appealing milk chocolate, vanilla and light herbal notes. Juicy and succulent on the palate, the wine's rich black cherry, dark plum and cassis flavors marry with a pleasing roasted tone, leading to a long, fruitful, chocolate-y finish. Perfectly balanced, with round, supple tannins, our 2010 Merlot will be delicious over the next 3-4 years with rich poultry, duck, game and beef dishes, as well as mildly spiced red-sauce pastas.

All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
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