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2020 Merlot

2020 Merlot
$28 wine club price - $22.40
Discounts available on 6 bottles or more

Tasting Notes

Dark fruit dominates the nose. One of our darkest red wines, flavors of plum, blackberry jam, clove, cedar, and menthol are on nose. On the palate, a smooth finish, framed by well-integrated tannins, and bright acidity.

Vineyard Notes

Our Estate Merlot comes from head-trained vines planted in 1986, on a gentle north facing slope. These old vines produce balanced, elegant merlot, with ample concentration and tremendous depth.

Winemaker Notes

After a cool fermentation in stainless steel, the 2020 Merlot was aged for 24 months in French oak.

Wine Specs

Harvest Date: Last week of September, beginning week of October
Alcohol: 14.0
Cases Produced: 715

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Lava Cap Winery
2221 Fruitridge Road, Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-0175   directions
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