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3.8
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4.3

Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Merlot

Alexander Valley Vineyards
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$16.99
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Wine
RegionSonoma
Alcohol Level
Country
United States
SubregionAlexander Valley
Drinking Window
GrapesMerlot
Wine Description:
Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Merlot is a premium wine produced by Alexander Valley Vineyards, a renowned winery located in the Alexander Valley of Sonoma County, California. The vineyard features a unique microclimate that allows for the cultivation of high-quality Merlot grapes. The wine is made using traditional winemaking techniques, including hand-harvesting and aging in oak barrels. The result is a rich and complex wine with notes of dark fruit, chocolate, and spice. The style of the wine is elegant and balanced, with a smooth finish that makes it perfect for pairing with a variety of dishes. Overall, Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Merlot is a must-try for any wine lover looking for a high-quality Merlot from a top producer in California.
Pros:
  • Full-bodied and juicy with intense flavors of ripe black cherry, blackberry, and herbs
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Cons:
  • Can be a bit heavy and tannic

User Rating:

3.8
Regularly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.3

Wine Expert Note:

This Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Merlot is an intense, full-bodied red wine with aromas of dark cherry, blackberry and leather. On the palate, it is full-bodied and well-balanced, with a juicy texture and flavors of blackberry and dark cherry, complemented by notes of baking spices, tobacco, and earthy undertones. The finish is long and lingering, with a hint of sweet oak and a pleasant, silky tannic structure. An excellent expression of Alexander Valley Merlot, this is an elegant and refined wine that is sure to please.
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