Daily Archives: April 14, 2009

Tuesday Quick Sip – 2006 Cinnabar Merlot

2006 Cinnabar Merlot

Wine Info –

Grapes: 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Paso Robles

Fermentation: whole berry fermentation in open top stainless steel tanks

Cooperage: 15 months in Hungarian and American Oak, 15% of which was new

Price: $21

cinnabar1My Tasting Notes –

Nose: blackberry, “meaty”, spice, clove, saddle leather

Taste: mint, black cherry, blackberry, oak, pine

Mouthfeel: full body, round and supple up front, leathery tannins at the finish

Finish: long and fruity with lingering brown spice flavors

Excellent full bodied Merlot that would even make Miles happy! Tons of layers that were a mix of dark rich fruit and spices and earthy notes of meat and pine. Not cheap but is comparable to the full bodied Merlot’s coming out of Washington state for twice the price.


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