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2004 Luna Merlot Howell Mountain (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Luna Vineyards lunavineyards.com   details
Appellation: Howell Mountain - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Merlot
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: n/a
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: November 26, 2009 , from a member
92 points "Color: deep; Nose: fragrant; Aromas: black berry; Sweetness: dry; Body: firm; Finish: medium; Overall: elegant; Much better than the last bottle we had. Considerable improvement. Lush dark berry flavors. Enjoyable tannins. Elegant drinker, although I won't pay this much for it again."
rated: February 21, 2008 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
88 points
rated: September 30, 2008 , Wine Enthusiast winemag.com
88 points "I’m not sure Howell Mountain is the best place for Merlot, because the dry, rugged terrain imparts strong tannins that seem weird in this supposedly gentle red variety. This 100% Merlot has big cherry, blackberry, cocoa and sweet new oak flavors wrapped in a firmly astringent, sandpapery texture. Decanting will help. So will a rich, fatty steak."
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