Gainey 1999 Merlot


1999 Merlot

Santa Ynez Valley AVA
Gold Wine Club Selection
Double Gold + Best of Show Red Wine — Santa Barbara Wine Competition
92 Points — Wine Enthusiast magazine
4.5 stars out of 5 — Restaurant Wine Magazine
Gold Medal — Orange County Fair

Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County
16 months in French Oak
Cases Produced
Enjoy Until

The informal instructions given to judges at the Santa Barbara Wine Competition were, “Award a Double Gold Medal only if all judges agree the wine knocks your socks off.” So it was for Gainey Vineyard’s 1999 Merlot—not only was it awarded a Double Gold Medal, but it also earned Best of Show Red Wine.

This fabulous wine was also rated a huge 92-Points by Wine Enthusiast magazine —“treads a complex line between blackberry and plum flavors and minty, herbal notes . . . the balance works to the wine’s advantage . . . tannins are rich and refined.”

Restaurant Wine magazine gave it a resounding thumbs up with a near-perfect 4.5 stars out of 5 — Fine value. This is a rich, lightly oaky, full-bodied Merlot, with berry-like fruitiness and layers of spicy oak character. Long finish.” And if all that weren’t enough, it also earned a Gold Medal at the huge Orange County Fair Wine Competition.

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