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2001 Hartwell Merlot Estate

  • 88 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 89 IWC
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SKU: 71187-2001-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($60) Ruby-red. Cassis and violets on the lively nose. Sweet, supple and juicy, with attractive flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate and spicy oak, lifted by subtle floral and minty elements. At once lively and smooth, with a creaminess in the middle. Finishes with fine, sweet tannins and good juicy persistence.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Dark, rich and polished, with a plush, textured core of blackberry, black cherry, plum and mocha, with hints of espresso and chocolate, finishing with a long, intricate aftertaste, with flavors that keep soaring.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    Hartwell's 2001 Merlot Stags Leap Estate offers a saturated deep ruby color in addition to attractive, sweet aromas of cherries, currants, and oak. Medium-bodied with surprising elegance as well as finesse, this cleanly made, well-balanced Merlot is ideal for drinking over the next 3-5 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Inky almost black color, very rich for a Merlot. Blackberry, currents, black cherry and a bit of dark chocolate on the nose. Medium bodied with soft almost silky tannins on the palate. Moderate clean and juicy finish.
    Author: MBates 42
Hartwell's Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc vines are ideally situated in the Stags Leap District of Napa, on the steep slope of a dormant volcano. They enjoy all the factors for winegrowing success: warm days, cool nights, good drainage, low yields, and the only granite in Stags Leap. Winemakers Benoit Touquette, trained at the University of Bordeaux, and Andy Erickson, trained at UC Davis, team up with consulting winemaker Michel Rolland to produce single varietal bottlings of distinction.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 44 bottles owned
  • 10 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 10 collectors)