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2006 Napa Cellars Merlot

Napa Cellars 2006 Merlot

Winery: Napa Cellars

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 93% Merlot, 5% Syrah, & 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 10,000

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: November 16, 2008

Wine Review: Napa Cellars was a new winery for me. Their Merlot is a dark purple colored wine. It opens with a pleasant blueberry like bouquet with hints of boysenberry as well. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is smooth, soft, with ripe black cherry flavors with notes of blueberry as well. It is not very complex, but it is very easy to drink, and I really enjoyed its flavors. The finish is dry and its soft tannins linger for a little while. This is a very tasty food friendly wine that would pair well with shepherds pie or meatloaf. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine is classic Napa Valley Merlot with a deep ruby-red color, aromas of red cherry and dark chocolate with hints of black tea and vanilla spice joining the supple tannins on the palate. This wine is great on its own, but if you really want something sublime, try pairing it with Tea-smoked Asian 10-spice Duck with a redcurrant infused demi-glace reduction.

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