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Merlot 2016 Bottle

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$28.00 per Bottle
 
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Merlot
Harvest Date October 10, 2016
Aging 24 months
Barrel Aging 18 months
Bottling Date December 10, 2018
Alcohol % 12.5%
Size 750 ml

Tasting Notes

It’s been 4 years since we had a growing season worthy of a good medium to full-bodied Merlot. Deep blackberry aroma with blackberry flavor nicely balanced with 18 months aging in French Oak Barrels. Very nice soft lingering dry finish.

Vineyard Designation

Amore Rd Vineyards

Vineyard Notes

Amore Road Vineyard - Clones 3, 314/25, 348/20 and 181/15 on 101-14 Rootstock

Production Notes

Bottled 197 cases on December 10, 2018

Winemaker Notes

All French Oak Barrels

Food Pairings

A fabulous wine for pairing with a variety of foods including grilled meats (less- fatty steaks similar to a New York Strip Steak), roast chicken, duck, most pork dishes and spaghetti and meatballs. Merlot goes great with vegetables including tomatoes (Caprese salad) and mushrooms (in a sauce or salad or alongside meat and potatoes) and try it with salads such as Caesar or antipasto salads. If you're unsure of a red wine for a meal, Merlot is a safe choice.

Medals

GOLD Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - January 2020