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2019 Merlot

2019 Merlot
$28 wine club price - $22.40
Discounts available on 6 bottles or more

Tasting Notes

Cherry, plum, blackberry jam, clove, cedar, and menthol dominate the nose. On the palate, the extended barrel results in a smooth finish, framed by well-integrated tannins, and bright acidity.

Vineyard Notes

Our Estate Merlot comes from head-trained vines planted in 1986. These old vines produce balanced, elegant merlot, with ample concentration and depth.

Winemaker Notes

After a cool fermentation in stainless steel, the 2019 Merlot was aged for 30 months in French oak. The extended barrel aging resulted in well integrated oak and seamless tannins.

Wine Specs

Harvest Date: Last week of September, beginning week of October
Alcohol: 14.0
Cases Produced: 400

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2221 Fruitridge Road, Placerville, CA 95667
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