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Wine

Merlot

Winery

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Region

Sonoma Coast

Varietal

100% Merlot

Aging

Aged in 100% French Oak, 25% new, for ten months.

Tasting Notes

The 2012 Merlot exhibits aromas of espresso, mocha, black currants, plums, licorice, and earthy loam. Uncharacteristic of the cool climate this vineyard sits in, the color is extremely concentrated, verging on opaque. Packing with plush red and blue fruits and exhibiting perfect balance, the wine coats the palate in a persistent finish. An exceptionally long hang-time allowed these grapes to develop a depth and nuance of flavor that resulted in a truly outstanding Merlot.