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2006 Merlot 750

2006 Merlot 750

TASTING NOTES

Seavey's 2006 Merlot shows floral notes of cherry and plum blossoms laced with cassis, figs, bay leaf, and forest floor. Lingering, chewy tannins create a notably long finish with a velvety texture. The wine's full-bodied and opulent structure is one to be savored.

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$80.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: SVME0675

VINEYARD NOTES

Seavey's 13th estate-produced Merlot, the 2006, was made from grapes grown at several different elevations of the vineyard. The rich fruit benefited from a hot summer with several heat spikes and an extended growing season with a long harvest. Our Merlot grapes were harvested in just two days, beginning on October 12 with our steep hillside block and finishing on October 16 with the lower blocks.

PRODUCTION NOTES

Winemaking style followed classic Bordeaux methods. Following fermentation, the wine was aged in French oak barrels (50% new oak) for 18 months before bottling in May 2008. The fruit had low potential alcohol and medium-high acidity, which led to a very bright and structured wine, with an abundance of red fruit character. We counterbalanced the Merlot's austerity with the addition of some rich Cabernet Sauvignon from our two best blocks. The resulting wine is concentrated, smooth and balanced.

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

Appellation
Napa Valley
Blend
77% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Saugivnon
Production
434 Cases
Barrels
100% French Oak (50% new)
Cellaring
2009 - 2023
Alcohol %
14.1
Winemaking Team
Matt Reid, Kelly Woods & Philippe Melka

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