About This Wine
How did Line 39 get its name?
It’s a nod to the 39th parallel, which runs right through the heart of California wine country. Line 39 sources its grapes from vineyards sited around that latitude, all the way from the Central Coast to the North Coast.
Bob Broman is the winemaker for Line 39, bringing more than three decades of experience to the table — or, to be more precise, to the cellar. Stints at such acclaimed estates as Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and St. Supery cemented his reputation as a quality-driven vintner who focuses on the finished product, whether its makeup involves a single vineyard or a vast region.
The 2010 Line 39 Merlot was crafted from grapes grown in a handful of North Coast vineyards, and the cuvee is truly sublime. From its fresh mouthfeel to its satisfying finish, one might say it’s a wine with no parallel... other than the 39th, that is.
Similar to Cabernet Sauvignon but with less tannin and fruit. Delivers earlier maturing wines. Often blended with Cabernet; on its own may soften with age, though fruit flavors may fade.
- Grape Composition:100% Merlot
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in California’s North Coast
- Aromas & Flavors:Red Cherry, Red Berries, Plum, Currant & Chocolate
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestiontangy beef ribs, or a beef pot pie.
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