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Ballentine Vineyards

Wine Details

Vineyard

Ballentine

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1997 Vintage) The 1997 Merlot features a striking deep ruby color, with aromas of red fruits and currants. The vintages generous group ripened to complete maturity, with a long "hang-time", allowing for flavor development and a wonderful balance that provided us with ideal fruit for vinification. The alcohol is 14.2% by volume.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/98