Original
25 Ratings
Matanzas Creek Winery Merlot Bennett Valley
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Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) the 2012 growing season was one of the most stellar in decades. Vineyards were at their maximum potential. Ideal weather during bud break and fruit setting allowed grapes to mature as close to perfect as we’ve seen in some time.

Winemaker's Notes

A deep garnet color greets the eye as the Merlot is poured. Initially, the nose is marked by aromas of blackberry, cassis and sweet oak. As the wine opens, notes of cherry, violets, cedar and white pepper add accent. In the mouth, the wine is firmly structured with rich tannins framing a cascade of flavors. Concentrated currant and red cherry are joined with anise, exotic tea and pomegranate. The oak comes forward on the mid-palate with toasty warm vanilla notes as the wine turns delightfully che...

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1989 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/15/92