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Burgess Cellars


2011 Merlot Napa Valley

Yountville, Tiere Vineyard

Regular Retail $32.00

Feature Price $26.99

Shipping included on 6 bottle purchases





A family owned and operated winery since 1972.

When Tom purchased the 1870’s era winery in 1972 he established himself as a pioneer of mountain side wineries.  At the time, there were only approximately 2 dozen wineries in operation in the whole of Napa Valley and he saw the potential of mountain vineyards to produce wines that evoke the French concept of terroir:  that the grapes, and thus wines, should reflect the vineyard’s soil, exposure, and overall micro-climate.


About the Wine


The aroma of the 2011 Merlot will immediately remind you of what the British call a “Claret”, or a red from Bordeaux. Considering 62% of red grapes grown in Bordeaux are Merlot, this makes sense. Pretty red fruit and vanilla aromas with a hint of earth announce this wine has character. The cherry, raspberry, cola flavors are bright and smooth, the finish refreshing. This wine is a classic style that compliments many cheeses, nuts, duck dishes, prime rib, ravioli and other savory, not sweet or too spicy dishes.

Meet The Winemaker

Brought up in the pastoral community of Santa Maria on California’s Central Coast, Kelly Woods chose to build upon her agricultural roots and follow a career in viticulture through the world famous UC Davis School of Viticulture and Enology.

Kelly’s winemaking career has seen her at the likes of Seavey, Bryant Family, and Sequoia Grove Winery in the Napa Valley as well as further afield in New Zealand.  She manages all aspects of winemaking - be it in the cellar, lab, or out in the field.   Kelly’s strong sensory skills and broad knowledge of wine styles have brought Burgess an enhanced focus on objective and precision in our wine-making.



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