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2007 Buccella Merlot (750ml - Full Bottle)

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Vintage 2007
Varietal Merlot
Bottle Size 750
Style Red
Region California
Subregion Napa Valley
Bottle Condition Perfect

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Doug Wilder
Visually, the wine coats the glass with a viscous magenta glycerin, slowly morphing into sheets of tears. Aroma: licorice, coffee and a fast moving core of pure blackberry, currant and cherry Palate: extremely concentrated and profoundly dense coffee, blackberry, sandalwood and prune Impression: extraordinary in purity, the oak integrates nicely with several hours of air at this stage. Barrel Sample.
Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
Wells on Wine - A nearly perfect wine, the '07 Buccella Merlot delivers complete and utter satisfaction in every aspect of the experience... the wine has just a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, but forget your preconceptions of Merlot as a boring varietal... this wine brings power, authority and drinks like a Cabernet Sauvignon or a classic meritage... with lots of intensely concentrated black cherry, blackcurrant, cocoa, boysenberry, espresso, cedar, smoke, scorched sugar and oak aspects in the nose and mouth... the richness is balanced by a wonderfully elegant acidity that progresses with airtime and gives the wine immense uplift to balance the intensity... the finish is long and luscious, with not a single imperfection to be sensed anywhere... a truly gorgeous and ageworthy wine that is drinking beautifully now... certainly the best Napa Merlot I've had in recent memory... can't wait to try the '07 Buccella Cabernet! Taste 10 Nose 10 Value 10

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Varietal :
While California wine drinkers know Merlot as a stand-alone red wine varietal, French winemakers blend it with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc and others to produce distinct Bordeaux blends like the famous wines from Chateau Petrus. It shares herbal and black fruit characteristics with Cabernet Sauvignon, but is smoother, lighter bodied and less tannic. View all our additional Merlot items
Sub-Region :
Napa Valley
America’s equivalent of Bordeaux, Napa Valley is the most famous winegrowing region in the United States. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay reign supreme in Napa Valley, but many of varietals are also grown successfully. Wines made from Napa Valley grapes vary greatly depending on the specific AVA or sub region where they are grown. Mount Veeder, Howell Mountain, Stag’s Leap, Oakville and Rutherford are a few acclaimed sub regions with their own distinct climactic and soil conditions. It is also the home of California “cult wines” like Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate and Grace Family Vineyard. View all our items from Napa Valley
Region :
Since the famous Judgement of Paris in 1976 California wines have unquestionably ranked among the best in the world. From the Anderson Valley in the North through Temecula Valley in the South, California vineyards grow dozens of wine grape varietals that produce wines of many different styles. The California wine industry has steadily gained ground since the 1960s (the industry took a major hit following Prohibition), but its roots date back over 200 years. Major grape varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. View all our items from California