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Benziger 2008 Merlot

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Benziger 2008 Merlot is sourced from certified sustainable fruit grown in Carneros, Dry Creek and Sonoma Valley

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Benziger 2008 Merlot
Sonoma County, California

Although many Merlot vines were uprooted in the wake of "Sideways" and replanted with Pinot Noir, this Bordeaux varietal retains a loyal following. The 2008 Merlot from Benziger Family Winery is sourced from certified sustainable fruit grown in Carneros, Dry Creek and Sonoma Valley. A medium- to full-bodied wine, it displays jammy fruit flavors with a touch of pepper and nutmeg rounded out by smooth tannins. Pair it with simple foods like brisket and burgers.

Rating: 14/20
Price: $19

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