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Provenance Beckstoffer las Amigas Vineyard Merlot 2002

Member Review by EMark:

Again a wine from an estate and, so, less than optimal storage conditions. A TON of upfront red fruit defines the entire taste experience now, Slightly oxidized. There are still very noticeable tannins and acids, here, but they seem to conflict, not harmonize. I am perfectly happy with this wine as an everyday drinker, but I wish for what might have been,

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Our inaugural release, Provenance Vineyards 1999 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, established the winery's style: an elegant yet powerful richness with deep, intense flavors that reflect the vintage and vineyard. With the 2000 vintage we expanded our family of wines to include Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon and Napa Valley Merlot. Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc, our only white wine, made its debu... Read more
Our inaugural release, Provenance Vineyards 1999 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, established the winery's style: an elegant yet powerful richness with deep, intense flavors that reflect the vintage and vineyard. With the 2000 vintage we expanded our family of wines to include Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon and Napa Valley Merlot. Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc, our only white wine, made its debut with the 2003 vintage. In August 2002 we acquired the winery known formerly as Chateau Beaucanon, located on Highway 29, for our home in the heart of the Rutherford appellation. After extensive remodeling and refurbishing of the property, we opened our tasting room, featuring a floor made of staves from our own oak barrels, in October 2003. Read less

Member Reviews for Provenance Beckstoffer las Amigas Vineyard Merlot

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Snooth User: EMark
8478048,276
2.50 5
10/17/2019

Again a wine from an estate and, so, less than optimal storage conditions. A TON of upfront red fruit defines the entire taste experience now, Slightly oxidized. There are still very noticeable tannins and acids, here, but they seem to conflict, not harmonize. I am perfectly happy with this wine as an everyday drinker, but I wish for what might have been,


Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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4.00 5
02/25/2009

2002 Provenance Merlot, Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard, NapaThis wine is always consistent in its ability to please. Big plush medium to dark cherry fruit on the nose and palate. Notes of anise and ultra light chocolate. Great super meshed tannins. Nice acid level. This wine has an amazing mouth feel that I love in a Merlot. A great wine from an underappreciated producer. (Tasted half a dozen times with consistent notes)Tasted again January 2007. Drink up as fruit is fading and starting to fall apart.



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