4 Ratings
Gordon Brothers Cellars Merlot

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Wine Description

(1998 Vintage) Weather conditions for the season were near ideal with total heat units slightly above average accompanied by a long, mild fall. Some early rainfall did occur in September but the weather returned to a warm pattern that is ideal for grape maturation. As a consequence, 1997 is considered one of the better recent vintages in terms of varietal color, extraction, and flavors. Our 1997 Merlot is definitely powerful. A dark ruby color highlighted by purple introduces gorgeous blackberry fruit aromas br...

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  • Wine Advocate
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 78/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 119 on Oct-98
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (1997 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1998 Vintage)