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Merlot 2018 Estate

Merlot 2018 Estate
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Vineyard Designation
Estate in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley
Harvest Date
October 30th
Acid
0.61 g/100ml
pH
3.60
Aging
The wine was aged for 20 months in French oak barrels (20% new).
Bottling Date
June 19, 2020
Residual Sugar
less than 0.1%
Alcohol %
15.5
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SKU: R18ME2

The mild climate  of our estate vineyard, tempered by foggy mornings and combined with the long growing season, allows our grapes to fully develop structure and complexity while retaining fresh and bright fruit flavors. Aged for 20 months in French oak barrels, 20% new, this wine displays aromas of dark cherry and plum with overtones of cocoa and vanilla, giving way to a lush mouthfeel, smoothly integrated tannins, and a long fruit finish.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Vineyard Designation
Estate in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley
Harvest Date
October 30th
Acid
0.61 g/100ml
pH
3.60
Aging
The wine was aged for 20 months in French oak barrels (20% new).
Bottling Date
June 19, 2020
Residual Sugar
less than 0.1%
Alcohol %
15.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Color: deep ruby Aromas: dark cherry and plum, with overtones of cocoa and vanilla. Palate: lush mouthfeel, smoothly integrated tannins, long fruit finish
Vineyard Notes
Our estate vineyard is located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. The mild climate tempered by foggy mornings, combined with the long growing season, allows our grapes to fully develop structure and complexity while retaining fresh and bright fruit flavors.
Production Notes
Fermentation: Crushed into small open top 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.
Winemaker Notes
Cases Produced: 208
Other Notes
Vintage: Moderate temperatures with no appreciable rainfall throughout the ripening season allowed the grapes to fully develop exceptionally concentrated flavors