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2004 Opolo Merlot "Westside Estate"

Merlot

Winery: Opolo

Vintage: 2004

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Westside Estate"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $26

Cases produced: 672

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: April 25, 2007

Wine Review: Merlot has lost some popularity in recent years, but for those of us that really like Merlot it has allowed us to enjoy a bounty of Very Good wines like this one from Opolo. This wine opens with a nice berry bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is round and well balanced. It has a very good mouthfeel and terrific fruit flavors that explode on the palate. The finish is dry and a touch tannic, and quite lengthy. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: A broadly shouldered Merlot with loads of concentrated plum and cherry, firm tannins and good acidity. It is a stand up and pay attention kind of wine, with real intensity and depth of flavor. Rich and concentrated, it delivers great complexity and finishes long and smooth.

Organic status: not organic

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