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Oak Valley Merlot Cabernet Blend 2008

Description
The 2008 differs noticeably in style with previous vintages. The main difference was the type of barrel used. Barrels had a much tighter grain with staves that were aged for longer outdoors over 36 as opposed to 24 months. Longer aged staves resulted in finer softer tannins. The blend comprises 56% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc and 17% Cabernet Sauvignon. Complex, spicy aromas, perfume and cigar box. Full bodied with beautiful ripe red fruit flavours of mulberries, dark cherries balanced by excellent freshness due to natural acidity, soft and elegant tannins. Made in a classical Bordeaux style this is a serious wine that is built to last. Cellaring potential of 10+ years.



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