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2005 White Oak Merlot "Napa Valley"

White Oak 2005 Merlot

Winery: White Oak

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $24

Cases produced: 3,006

KWG Score: 88.7 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: April 16, 2009

Wine Review: I have always been a fan of White Oak’s Merlot and this vintage is no exception. This opaque very dark purple wine opens with a very aromatic and attractive spicy red currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, soft, elegant, and very easy to drink. The flavor profile is a tasty light raspberry with a touch of blueberry mixed in. The finish is dry and its tannins are properly managed. Our mini group thought this wine would pair well with veal parmigianna. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Bright fruit notes of black cherry along with vanilla, coffee and chocolate reveal extra dimensions of depth and complexity. Rich and supple, with firm but integrated tannins.

Organic status: not organic

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