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2004 Merlot 750

2004 Merlot 750

TASTING NOTES

The 2004 Merlot opens with an enticing bouquet of plum and black cherries, with dark chocolate, coffee and earth tones playing a supporting role. On the palate, these flavors are echoed, increasing in the mouth and flooding the mid-palate. The finish is notably long and features soft, lush tannins. This classic Merlot is smooth and polished yet bold, with plenty of depth and power.



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$80.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: SVME0475

VINEYARD NOTES

Seavey's 11th estate-produced Merlot, the 2004, was made from grapes grown at several different elevations of the vineyard. The 2004 growing season was short and warm, resulting in steady, evening ripening. All of our vineyard blocks ripened almost simultaneously, giving us many harvest-time challenges as we scrambled to keep up with fruit ripening. The grapes were harvested between September 7 and September 15 at optimal ripeness of sugar and tannins and with concentrated fruit flavors.

PRODUCTION NOTES

Winemaking style followed classic Bordeaux methods. In the winery, the grapes were sorted, destemmed and gently lifted into small tanks for fermentation. Following fermentation, the wine was aged in French oak barrels (40% new oak) for 18 months before bottling in May 2006.

100% ESTATE GROWN, PRODUCED & BOTTLED, NAPA VALLEY AVA

Appellation
Napa Valley
Blend
75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
Production
491 Cases
Barrels
100% French Oak (40% new)
Cellaring
2007 - 2020
Alcohol %
14.5
Winemaking Team
Matt Reid, Kelly Woods & Philippe Melka

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