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Recanati Merlot Reserve
Recanati Recanati Merlot Reserve 2009
The Recanati Reserve Merlot is an elegant full bodied red wine with a rich Bordeaux color. Its bouquest of red berries, cassis, and roses is marked by white pepper, vanilla, cloves, and green olives. A small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon gives the Merlot extra structure, depth and aging potential. This Merlot will gain complexity and character with 3-8 years cellaring and should age gracefully for at least a decade.
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88 RP
Rating: 88 Points
RP Robert Parker, Feb 17, 2012

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Notes on the Recanati Merlot Reserve 750ML 2009

Wine Maker Notes After careful hand harvesting, the grapes are de-stemmed and left to soak for two days to fully extract their fruity, spicy character. A small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon is included to enhance depth and complexity. After a fermentation period of two weeks, the wine is transferred to French oak barrels where it matures for 18 months.

Wine Review Wine Enthusiast April 2010 88 Points Reserve Merlot 2006 - 88 Points, Wine Enthusiast------------------------------------------Rich, lush and oaky with aromas and flavors of ripe plum, red berries and vanilla cream. Round and full in the mouth with solid but soft tannins and moderate acidity. This finish is long and lingering, with suggestions of vanilla ice cream topped with mixed berry compote. Drink now. ------------------------------------------ Wine Enthusiast 86 Points Reserve Merlot 2008 - 86 Points, Wine Enthusiast------------------------------------------Jammy preserve notes of blueberry and ripe strawberry on the nose, with more plum and deep cherry notes fleshing out the medium-weight mouth. Delicate fine-grain tannins provide good structure, and linger throughout the milk chocoloate-infused finish. ------------------------------------------ Wine Advocate February 2010 87 Points Reserve Merlot 2006 - 87 Points, Wine Advocate------------------------------------------The 2006 Reserve Merlot is quite a mouthful. Aged for 16 months in French oak, it is powerful and intense, as well as laced with sweet vanilla notes. As it aired out and the fruit had a chance to poke its head up from beneath the oaky layer, I liked this more and more... This comes from Israel's Ella Valley rather than the usual northern vineyards because, during hostilities with Lebanon, the winery could not harvest normally in the North. ------------------------------------------ Wine Advocate February 2010 87 Points Reserve Merlot 2007 - 87 Points, Wine Advocate------------------------------------------The 2007 Merlot Reserve is on a par with the '06. There is 10% Cabernet Sauvignon added in, and it spent 16 months in French oak. It is a graceful and elegant wine... It has a certain ethereal air to it.. it is easy to drink, beautifully balanced and a pleasure to drink. It caresses the palate and seems quite charming. ------------------------------------------ Wine Spectator 2009 87 Points Reserve Merlot 2006 - 87 Points, Wine Spectator------------------------------------------Firm and juicy, with good definition to the red plum and berry flavors, which are accented by crisp, savory herbal notes. ------------------------------------------ Wine Spectator Online April 1, 2009 Reserve Merlot 2004 - Wine Spectator Online------------------------------------------A crisp red, with red plum, currant and chocolate flavors that carry through to the fresh, mineral-filled finish.------------------------------------------ Jewish Georgian September/October 2007 Have a vintage New Year------------------------------------------A highly recommended personal favorite. A bouquet of red berries, cassis, and roses, underscored by hints of white pepper, cloves, and green olives. Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.------------------------------------------ Journal-News January 12, 2007 ------------------------------------------Spicy, ripe black cherry and blackberry aromas and flavors; generous and smooth; intense fruit; long finish.------------------------------------------ Good Life April 8 & 9, 2006 * * * * * Passover: Family, friends and feasting------------------------------------------This rich, elegant, medium- to full-bodied wine exhibits aromas and flavors of clove, bell pepper, cassis, green olives, raspberry, cherry, plum, eucalyptus, sage and blackcurrants, with hints of vanilla, fresh ground pepper, a hint of white pepper and a whisper of dark chocolate.------------------------------------------

Food Pairing An outstanding accompaniment to grilled red meats, poultry, risottos and mushroom-based dishes. Serve slightly cooler than room temperature.

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