2009 is our 11th consecutive vintage of "Mernet"
(mare-nay) our proprietary marriage of Merlot and Cabernet. Each blend has been
half Merlot and half Cabernet but no two wines have had the same vineyard
combinations. This year the blend is 50% Mailbox Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
clone 15 and 10% Cabernet Franc. The resulting wine is a seamless blend of the
three varietals with an emphasis on high-toned sweet delicious rich fruit with
an almost hidden depth and structure to allow for indefinite aging. Enjoy now
or decades from now.
"The 2009 Mernet Reserve is a blend of 50% Merlot, 40%
Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc. It is one of the richer, deeper wines
in this lineup. Dark fruit, licorice and tar emerge from the glass in this
voluptuous red. The Mernet Reserve is made in a more forward style that
emphasizes fruit rather than aromatic complexity or subtlety. Anticipated
maturity: 2012-2019." – 93 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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