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WTN: Merlot Budget

by David M. Bueker » Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:50 pm

1992 Ravenswood Merlot Sangiacomo Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (12/13/2020)
Wonderful showing for a nearly 30 year old Merlot. It’s barely medium bodied, and has higher acidity than more modern editions of the grape, but that just makes it more lively and refreshing. Pipe tobacco, rare meat, soy influenced umami and dusty red fruit mingle together in both the aromatics, and then really fan out on the palate. It’s a lovely expression of an older Merlot, mouthwatering and engaging.
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Re: WTN: Merlot Budget

by Jenise » Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:44 pm

Pretty cool. I cannot swear I had the Merlot from Sangiacomo VY but it seems familiar. I definitely in that same time frame, when I was a neophyte, that it was the first vineyard I bonded with as an entity separate from the producer. I remember a magical Ravenswood Sangiacomo chardonnay too--I was so naive then that I was amazed to have both red and white from the same vineyard, like "They can do that???"
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