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Old House Vineyards Merlot 2002

ID No: 450086
Our Price: $30.00 $15.00
 $15.00 
Country:United States
Grape Type:Merlot
Vintage:2002
Bottle Size:750 ml
Product Description

Pulled from a Gentleman's cellar, all wines from this cellar have been purchased by the owner either from the importer or direct from winery. They stayed in his cellar until being moved to the Timeless Wines warehouse. 

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