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Ballentine Vineyards

Wine Details

Vineyard

Ballentine

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1998 Vintage) This Merlot has a striking and vivid ruby-purple hue, with smokey vanilla and spicy barrel characters to compliment its bold, rich and fruity character. The range of flavors expressed includes red cherry, currant, mint, herbs and black tea. The wine has a well defined structure, a broad entry on the palate, open and expressive flavors and a rounded texture. It is very complete and envelopes the senses – varietally correct, a broad mouthfeel with a tannic grip and a long finish.

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