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    Falesco Merlot Umbria 2009
    Merlot - Italy

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    • RP92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Italy

    Varietal: Merlot

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 110016

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Deep ruby-red in color with sensual aromas of blackberry, tobacco and vanilla, which carry through on the palate into a lingering finish. Full-bodied and velvety, this wine pairs beautifully with mildly spicy entrees such as curried tagines or roast rack of lamb with mint chutney.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2009 Merlot is one of the finest wines I have ever tasted from Falesco. It is a decidedly firm, vibrant Merlot that stands in stark contrast to the super-ripe, obvious Vitiano Rosso. Here the fruit is wonderfully precise and elegant. Jammy blueberries, blackberries, cinnamon, leather and crushed rocks are woven into a beautiful fabric. The French oak is layered very nicely, adding depth and flavor, but never overpowering the wine. This is impressive juice from proprietor Riccardo Cotarella. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2017.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    Mandilyn99 (12/28/2012)
    This was really realy good, especially when you factor in the low price.
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    Winegeek (6/3/2011)
    This is a pretty serious wine for $15. It's got quite a bit of stuffing and seems like it could handle some cellar aging--rare for a wine at this price. Tastes like a good right bank Bordeaux.
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    BMcNallyPA (10/25/2012)
    Very good QPR. Old world style Merlot, decant for an hour.
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    Cicio (10/6/2011)
    7 yes // nice nose, a little young, well balanced, fruity, medium body, smooth and medium-long finish
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    ponza tony (8/12/2011)
    I just tried it, i really enjoyed it, very smooth one of the best merlots i tried this year. Great price.
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    tr_pnw (6/9/2011)
    Good QPR for an Italian wine. First glass or two were fantastic although it seemed to lose it's luster rather quickly for me. Will purchase again, mostly likely won't stock up unless on sale. Very well worth trying and keeping a bottle or two on hand for variety. 4/5 due to reasonable price.
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    Martin Dahl (8/31/2011)
    Liked this one.
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