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2005 Crane Ridge Merlot Bottle Shot

With a smooth feel and balanced tannins, this vintage of Crane Ridge Merlot offers undertones of blackberry and vanilla complemented by a smoky finish from the oak aging. Crane Ridge is an excellent example of Merlot - it shows off the best of the varietal’s characteristics, with additional richness from the Touriga Nacional component of the blend.

Technical Data

  • Vintage: 2005
  • Appellation: 92% Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, 8% Arroyo Seco, Monterey
  • Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
  • Alcohol: 13.5%