Stirling Fine Wine
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Matanzas Creek Merlot 2005


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Color: Garnet red. Nose: A collection of fresh herbs, including thyme, sage, and clove with hints of hawthorn and quince followed by dark boysenberries and cherries. Flavor: Blackberry and moist earth notes coupled with clove, pepper and quince give this wine exceptional balance and soft tannins.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Bennett Valley
Brand Matanzas Creek
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
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Wine EnthusiastLots of richness in this smoky young Merlot. You'll find detailed flavors of grilled blackberries, red and black cherry preserves, leather, anise and cedar. It's a finely structured, dry wine whose tannins will work against rosemary-scented broiled lamb chops.

Steve Heimoff, April 1, 2009