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Raphael First Label Merlot 2012

Raphael First Label Merlot 2012
Raphael First Label Merlot 2012
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Rating91

Price$40.00

Vintage2012

VarietalMerlot

AppellationNorth Fork of Long Island

WineryRaphael

Alcohol13.90%

Bottle Size750 ml

CategoryRed Wine

Aging ProgramBarrel aged 18 months in French oak

Oak OriginFrench

Blend100% Merlot

The Raphael First Label Merlot 2012 is a balanced red wine that is full of fruit flavor. Lush red and black fruits mingle on the nose and lead into a luxurious palate. The texture of the wine is full-bodied, with complex layers of flavor. The tannins are prominent, but velvety, and the structure of the wine is grand. This red wine will age well for a number of years.

This is a food-friendly wine that will be welcome on any dinner table. Consider matching it with grilled pork, roasted vegetables, and other meals.

Wine QualitiesFruity, Full-bodied

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