2011 Merlot

Current Release
|
Library Wines
2011 Merlot

Jewel-toned with an aromatic infrastructure of leather and hickory, anise and cocoa. Imbued with floral, smoky character and completed with a bracing, forested acidity. A full-bodied and stimulating wine that will challenge your assumptions about Merlot.

In Stock
Add To Cart
$35.00
 
SKU: 11ME
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
pH
3.65
Bottling Date
3/7/2014
Alcohol %
14.8
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Bud break was in early April, followed by a fairly mild summer. We had four very hot days in September and then a mild Fall.
Production Notes
Destemmed whole berries to 4 ton fermentors, fermented for 14 days and extended maceration for 34 days. Barrel down to 100% French oak, 30% new. Aged for 24 month in barrel, bottle straight from barrel, unfiltered.