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- Name: Schug Merlot, Carneros "Heritage Reserve" 2008
- Year: 0
- Category: B. Red
- Varietal: Merlot
- Origin: California: Carneros
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Schug's "Heritage Reserve" Merlot features the Sangiacomo family's "Donnell Ranch" in Carneros, just a stone's throw north of the Schug Estate vineyard. This vineyard teams up with the Ricci vineyard in Carneros to show what cool-climate Merlot is all about. The extremely long, cool Carneros growing season allows the fruit to ripen slowly developing maximum varietal character and depth of flavor while retaining bright acidity. It has a smoky, ripe cherry bouquet with hints of roasted coffee, a deep color and full-bodied flavors of cherry, cassis and chocolate.