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Merlot 2014 Estate

Merlot 2014 Estate

Dark cherry and plum aromas lead to a lush fruit palate with rich, well-integrated tannins.

$35.00
Quantity:
R14ME2

About this wine

Pairs with braised pork belly, brie, and hanger steak with chimichurri.

Wine profile

Vintage
2014
Wine Type
Estate Red
Varietal
94% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Acid
0.59 g/100ml
pH
3.59
Alcohol
15.3%

Vineyard Notes

Our estate vineyard is located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley.  The mild climate tempered by foggy mornings, combined with the long growing season, allows our grapes to fully develop structure and complexity while retaining fresh and bright fruit flavors.

Harvest:  October 9th

Production Notes

Fermentation:  Crushed into small open top fermenters and cold-soaked for two days, the must was inoculated and fermented on the skins for two weeks to develop full rich flavor and structure.

Cooperage / Aging:  The wine was aged for 14 months in 2 to 4 year old French oak barrels. 

Bottling Date:  Dec 9, 2015

Winemaker Notes

Color:  deep ruby

Aromas:  dark cherry and plum, with overtones of cocoa and vanilla.

Palate:  lush mouthfeel, smoothly integrated tannins, long fruit finish

Production

264 Cases