REVIEW: 2006 Peirano Estates “Six Clones” Merlot

January 15th, 2009 by Jeff


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


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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