1998 Conn Creek, Limited Release Merlot, Oakville-Napa Valley

Producer: Conn Creek Winery
Vintage: 1998
Grape variety: Merlot
Origin: United States, California, Napa Valley
Appellation: Oakville
Date tasted: 14 January 2004
Price when tasted: US$25 (£17.80)

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Tasting notes


<li> aged in oak for 18 months <li> bright fruit palate with a touch of spice<br><br> Conn Creek makes gutsy Napa Valley reds from Bordeaux varieties, and over the last decade it has never failed to deliver a monstrous bang for the buck. Its bread and b

Aged for 18 months in French oak, it offers effusive, bright cherry fruit with layers of berries, chocolate, cinnamon and raspberries. This is one yummy Merlot with few tannins that should be enjoyed as often as possible over the next 3-4 years.

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