Red

2001 Raphael Merlot First Label

Merlot

  • USA
  • New York
  • Long Island
  • North Fork
Drink between 2008 - 2016 (Edit)
CT90 18 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • Joe L Likes this wine: 87 points

    December 25, 2013 - The wine looks Violet colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like Mineral, and Black Pepper. It tastes like Oak. The body is Medium. The wine has Silky texture. The wine finishes Short.

  • wrrntl wrote: 70 points

    February 21, 2012 - Spoofed wine that is practically undrinkable. Obviously not the best grapes that are face lifted and made up, wine manipulation par excellente

  • dwoody wrote: 90 points

    February 12, 2010 - Purple in color. Big nose of blue and black fruits with some toasted oak intertwined. Big blueberries and toasted oak caress the front and middle palate while an earthy edge dominates the long finish. Still has a lot of life left. Drink or hold a few more years.

  • jeffreym123 wrote: 91 points

    June 26, 2008 - drinking very nicely. no need to hold!

  • acsmith3 wrote: 91 points

    March 19, 2008 - Opened this on Thanksgiving and only drank half the bottle. It was still tight and tannic but showing more than on previous occassions. We left bottle open overnight. To my surprise, it was really singing the next day. The tannins had softened quite a bit and their was more apparent fruit.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Raphael
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation First Label
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region New York
  • SubRegion Long Island
  • Appellation North Fork

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 7 (23%)
  • Consumed 24 (77%)

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