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Chalk Hill Estate Vineyard ion Adele`s Merlot

Chalk Hill Estate Vineyard Selection Adele`s Merlot Wine Details
Price: $100.00 per bottle

Description: Enjoy the newly released Chalk Hill Estate Vineyard Selection 1999 Adele`s Vineyard Merlot. The 1999 Adele`s Vineyard Merlot exhibits an opaque purple color along with pure, intense aromas of black currant, mocha, and spice, with hints of lavender. The opulent, full-bodied testure is layered with rich flavors of blackberries, cassis and earth. The concentrated and supple mid-palate is rivaled only by the long and harmonious finish.

Varietal Definition
Merlot is known as a Noble Bordeaux varietal. Although it came to France in the first century, it was not named until the 1880s. Merlot was originally used only for blending, as it is soft and compliant, very useful in softening other Bordeaux wines like Cabernets. Recently in California and Chile it became popular as a 100% varietal wine. Merlot tends to be easier to grow in a variety of soil conditions and is harvested earlier in the year than Cabernet. Although most Merlots are made to be drunk earlier, there are many with complexities of a Cabernet. Flavors of plum, black cherry, violet, chocolate and orange pair well with rich, red pasta dishes, hearty chicken dishes, and any beef combination that you fancy. The perfect match of course is chocolate. Not only does the chocolate compliment the wine and vice-versa, but the essence of both flavors linger eternally.


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