2005 Saddleback Cellars Merlot - Atlas Peak, Ca
Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 9:49AM
off the vine

From the master Nils Venge comes this barrel-select 100% single vineyard Merlot from Atlas Peak! Grown on the super steep Coliseum Block by Henry Hossfeld. Sweet fruit, black cherry and vanilla with rich, fine grained tannins. Hints of saddle and woodsmoke. Good weight and structure. This one should pair well with grilled or roasted beef, duck, braised or grilled chicken and pork loin. Only 57 cases were produced.

price: $45.00
drink: 2009 through 2015

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