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3.7
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4.0

Chloe Merlot San Lucas Estate Vineyard

Chloe
$17.95
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionCentral Coast California
Alcohol Level
Country
United States
SubregionMonterey County
Drinking Window
GrapesMerlot
Wine Description:
Chloe Merlot from the San Lucas Estate Vineyard is a delightful red wine produced by Chloe Wine Collection. The vineyard is nestled in the renowned Monterey County, California, known for its cool climate and coastal influences. The Merlot grapes benefit from the maritime conditions, developing intense flavors and balanced acidity. The winemaking process involves careful harvesting, fermentation in stainless steel tanks, and aging in oak barrels, resulting in a wine with a lush and velvety texture. Chloe Merlot showcases ripe red fruit aromas, complemented by notes of vanilla and a hint of spice. It embodies a classic Merlot style, making it a versatile and approachable choice for wine enthusiasts seeking an elegant and fruit-forward California Merlot. Read more
Pros:
  • Rich and velvety texture
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Cons:
  • May lack complexity compared to other high-end Merlots

User Rating:

3.7
Regularly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

Chloe Merlot from San Lucas Estate Vineyard is a delightful wine that showcases the classic characteristics of the Merlot grape variety. On the nose, you can expect aromas of ripe blackberries, plums, and cherries, accompanied by subtle hints of vanilla and oak. The palate is smooth and velvety, with flavors of dark fruits, such as blackcurrants and black cherries, intermingled with notes of chocolate and spice. The tannins are well-integrated, providing a nice structure to the wine, while the acidity adds freshness and balance. This Merlot is medium-bodied, making it a versatile choice that pairs well with a variety of dishes, including roasted meats, grilled vegetables, and aged cheeses. Overall, Chloe Merlot San Lucas Estate Vineyard is a well-crafted wine that offers a pleasurable drinking experience. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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