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Falesco Montiano Trentanni 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2009 Montiano Trentanni is a special celebratory wine made to commemorate the event. Longer aging in oak gives the wine its flashy...
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Gonzaga San Leonardo Villa Gresti 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - A pretty cabernet-based red with chocolate, currant and cappuccino aromas and flavors. Medium to full body with medium, velvety tannins...
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Vilafonte Series m 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - (46% malbec, 32% merlot, 21% cabernet sauvignon and 1% cabernet franc): Full ruby-red. Deep, brooding aromas of cassis, black...

2009 Merlot

With its dark blue colored fruits and high juice content, Merlot varietal grapes have long been a favorite of wine producers around the globe, with it being found in vineyards across Europe, the Americas and elsewhere in the New World. One of the distinguishing features of Merlot grapes is the fact that they have a relatively low tannin content and an exceptionally soft and fleshy character, meaning they are capable of producing incredibly rounded and mellow wines. This mellowness is balanced with plenty of flavor, however, and has made Merlot grapes the varietal of choice for softening other, more astringent and tannin-heavy wines, often resulting in truly exceptional produce. Merlot is regarded as one of the key 'Bordeaux' varietals for precisely this reason; when combined with the drier Cabernet Sauvignon, it is capable of blending beautifully to produce some of the finest wines available in the world.