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Merlot 2017 Gold Collection "Big Ben"

Merlot 2017 Gold Collection
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Aging
Aged for 22 months in French oak, eleven best barrels were selected for this blend.
Alcohol %
14.9
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$55.00
 
SKU: R17MEG2

Our “Big Ben” Merlot is made from a special block of our estate vineyard which we allowed to achieve very full ripeness on the vine before harvesting, resulting in a wine of wonderfully lush and concentrated flavor. Crushed into small 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 and then the wine is aged for 22 months in French oak and eleven best barrels were selected for this wine. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Aging
Aged for 22 months in French oak, eleven best barrels were selected for this blend.
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Dark ruby color with black cherry and plum aromas with overtones of vanilla. Rich cherry flavor with a lush mouthfeel featuring smoothly integrated tannins and a long finish
Vineyard Notes
The Merlot grapes from our estate vineyard typically exhibit very rich cherry and plum flavors. Our “Big Ben” Merlot is made from a special lot which we allowed to achieve very full ripeness on the vine before harvesting, resulting in a wine of wonderfully lush and concentrated flavor.
Winemaker Notes
Crushed into small 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.
Production
289 cases bottled