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2016 Merlot

2016 Merlot

Sourced once again from the beautfully-positioned, well-drained Mesa Verde Vineyard (situated on the banks od the Santa Ynez River) our 2016 Merlot sets a becnchmark for this classic grape. The color of ripe Catalina plums in the glass, this opens with aromas of sun-warmed wild blackberries, and violets. On the palate this wine exhibits black cherry and carob.

Technical Information:

Cases Produced: 459

Composition: 100% Merlot

Vineyard Sources: 100% Mesa Verde Vineyard

VIneayrd Harvest Dates: October 4th, 2016

Chemistry: Brix: 24.3; pH:3.30

Winemaking: Hand harvested, then carefully destemmed before crushing, this wine was racked to a combination of French and American oak barrels

Bottiling date: February 11th, 2017

Optimal drinking window: 2017-2021