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Château Canon St.-Emilion Croix Canon 2016

$38

Silky and easy in feel, with alluring cassis and plum reduction flavors carried by elegant structure, ending with notes of cocoa and violet. Drink now through 2028. 3,333 cases made.

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

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Web Only - 2019

Summary

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Merlot

Merlot is one of the most important Bordeaux varieties along with Cabernet Sauvignon. It's fleshier and ripens earlier than Cabernet, resulting in softer wines with plush tannins and fruit. Bordeaux is the grape's native home, where it's the dominant grape in Right Bank appellations like Pomerol and St.-Emilion and plays a supportive role on the Left Bank. It has also gained an international presence, with a notable boom in California in the mid-1990s, both as a single-variety wine and as part of a blend. While France and California are the most important growers of Merlot, versions from Italy, Australia, Washington, New York and more are worth seeking out.

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$38

Château Canon St.-Emilion Croix Canon 2016

Silky and easy in feel, with alluring cassis and plum reduction flavors carried by elegant structure, ending with notes of cocoa and violet. Drink now through 2028. 3,333 cases made.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Web Only - 2019

Summary

Grape

Merlot

Merlot is one of the most important Bordeaux varieties along with Cabernet Sauvignon. It's fleshier and ripens earlier than Cabernet, resulting in softer wines with plush tannins and fruit. Bordeaux is the grape's native home, where it's the dominant grape in Right Bank appellations like Pomerol and St.-Emilion and plays a supportive role on the Left Bank. It has also gained an international presence, with a notable boom in California in the mid-1990s, both as a single-variety wine and as part of a blend. While France and California are the most important growers of Merlot, versions from Italy, Australia, Washington, New York and more are worth seeking out.

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