REVIEW: 2006 Peirano Estates “Six Clones” Merlot

January 15th, 2009 by Jeff

Nose:

Nice Fruit with a bit of gaminess on the nose.  I wanna say blackberries and leather.  Touch of chocolate underneath.

Palate:

Tannins are very much in play here, but they’re not distracting.  In fact, they are nicely balanced with better than average acidity.  This is a slightly less than full bodied wine that is wrapped in dark berry flavors with a gentle kiss of oak.  There’s just a touch of dark chocolate on the long, dry finish.

Great wine for the price range ($11-$13 depending on where you shop). Peirano Estates produces very good value driven wines.  Buy a case and watch those tannins round out and integrate beautifully into the fruit over the next two years.

The Som Rating:  7/10 Scarlett Johansson Heads

The Som Rating: 7/10 Scarlett Johansson Heads

Peirano Estate "Six Clones" Merlot

Peirano Estate "Six Clones" Merlot

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