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Chappellet Vineyard Merlot 2010

Chappellet Vineyard Merlot 750ml 2010   
Sku: 1798870

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Tasting notes
The result is a lush full-bodied wine with deep ruby color. Its bright, concentrated bouquet of plum and black cherry opens to ripe fruit and berry jam. The French oak is sweet on the nose with vanilla, nutmeg, and underlying hints of dried herb. The aromas continue as well-integrated flavors with the addition of firm, sweet tannins and spicy oak. A lush, round mouthfeel leads to a long, complex and satisfying finish. Drink now through 2008.

Technical notes
WINE STATISTICS Harvested Aug 29 thru Sept 10, 2001 26.1° Brix at Harvest Bottled May 29, 2003 3,300 Cases Produced 14.5% Alcohol TA—0.58 g/100ml pH—3.52 Merlot 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc 5% RETAIL PRICE $28.00

Other text
Winemaker Phillip Corallo-Titus aged the 2001 Merlot for 18 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels (40% new) and blended it with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc for added structure and complexity.

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Region: California
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Appellation: Napa Valley
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Type: Still wine
 
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