28 Ratings
Matanzas Creek Winery Merlot Bennett Valley

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Wine Description

"A deep garnet color greets the eye as the Merlot is poured. Initially, the nose is marked by aromas of blueberries, black fruits and sweeet oak. As the wine opens, notes of cherry, violets, cedar and white pepper add accent. In the mouth, the wine is firmly structured with "sweet" tannins framing a cascade of flavors. Concentrated cassis and black cherry are joined with anise, exotic tea and pomegranate. The oak comes forward on the mid-palate with toasty warm créme brûlé notes as the tannins re...

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