2017 Estate Merlot

$55.00

Wine Information

100% Merlot

Appellation

Santa Cruz Mountains

Alcohol By Volume

14.3%

Dark ruby color. Pungent, ripe mountain bramble, violet floral notes, toasted oak, and exotic spices. Rich cherry fruit entry, firm acid, savory dried herbs, and wonderful textural tannins. Great finesse and length to its finish. EB (2/20)
Winter brought drenching rains to Monte Bello and cold spring weather delayed bud-break, pushing bloom into June. A warm summer accelerated vine growth, but unusually cold fall nights slowed ripening for a late October harvest. Our merlot parcel at 1,400 feet elevation makes up this year’s Estate selection. Showing intense fruit and opulence, this excellent wine is enjoyable now and will continue to improve over the next ten years.
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