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

(From 2012 Vintage) Within the complex profile of this Sonoma County Merlot you will find a triumvirate of red, black and blue fruits. The nose opens to a medley of red cherry and raspberry, Satsuma plum and sage, with a hint of cocoa powder in the background. The palate is sleek and savory, framed by vibrant acidity and seamless tannins with notes of black slate and graphite that carry through to a lengthy yet elegant finish.

Blend: 97.7% Merlot, 2.3% Cabernet Sauvignon

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    fruit thruout, very smooth. 04 very good also, full & dry finish.

    over 3 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1989 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/15/92