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2017 Merlot

Verde Valley

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SKU: BOT-17-MER-RAC


Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Verde Valley
Vineyard Designation
Da Vines Vineyard
Harvest Date
Fall 2017
pH
3.82
Bottling Date
December 2019
Alcohol %
15.0
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine showcases a complex, old world style of Merlot. Ripe cherry immediately presents on raising the glass to your nose. An underlying aroma of currants fills out the fruit character. Savory smells of mild tobacco and fresh bay leaf follow with a lingering note of jasmine rounding out the nose. Black cherry continues on the palate, with a brambly raspberry character quickly behind. The lively acidity keeps the fruit character bright while baking spices, Italian plum, and cedar notes round out the flavors. Velvety tannins coat the roof of your mouth keeping the cherry lingering long after.
Winemaker Notes
• Harvest in September 2017 • Destemmed and cold soaked 24 hour before inoculation • Punchdowns and pumpovers intermixed during a 10 day fermentation • Pressed to barrel and aged for 28 months in French oak with 10% new oak • Bottled in December 2019