The 2008 Merlot, like our previous vintages, demonstrates a unique intense varietal personality along with a richness associated with the vintage. The most common flavor characteristics of Merlot, blueberries and black cherries, are stunning with a hint of mint. The 2008 is 100% Merlot from our Triere Estate vineyard in the Oak Knoll District just south of Yountville. This region of Napa Valley is ideal for bringing Merlot to full maturity, with vines that are oriented north to south so that they capture both morning and afternoon sun, producing a full-bodied, rich, complex wine with a long lasting finish.
2008 Triere Estate Vineyard Merlot (Best Buy) From the Burgess estate vineyard just south of Yountville, a valley floor site planted on alluvial...
2008 Triere Estate Vineyard Merlot (Best Buy) From the Burgess estate vineyard just south of Yountville, a valley floor site planted on alluvial runoff from Mt. Veeder, this wine offers plush ripeness while sustaining fresh red currant flavors. It s Merlot in the elegance and gentleness of its tannins, the fatness of its fruit and the firm persistence of flavor. A red meat wine for prime rib. (4,900 cases) Burgess Cellars, St. Helena, CA
Tom Burgess arrived in the Napa Valley in 1972 when the landscape was vastly different. At that time there were only about two dozen wineries...
Tom Burgess arrived in the Napa Valley in 1972 when the landscape was vastly different. At that time there were only about two dozen wineries in operation. Napa was by no means the center of California wine it is today. Tom sensed a great potential in the wild and rural land and chose it to pursue his dream of opening a family winery. He was a pioneer because prohibition (1920-1933) had destroyed the Napa wine business and America s food and wine culture. Tom bought a small mountain-side winery which had been homesteaded in the 1870 s. With many trips to the hardware store and much labor of love the family transformed it into Burgess Cellars. Since 1972 the Burgess Family has worked to realize their vision to create the very best estate grown grapes and produce unique handcrafted wines that are true complements to the food and wine concept that Tom fell in love with in the 60 s while in Europe.