2017 Winery Selection Merlot

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Arroyo Seco
Acid
.65g/100mL
pH
3.66
Aging
16 months, 65% new French oak
Alcohol %
14.5
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Arroyo Seco
Acid
.65g/100mL
pH
3.66
Aging
16 months, 65% new French oak
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromas of black cherry and plum, with hints of vanilla and cocoa. Flavors of dark berry, sweet spice, and mocha greet the palate with a luscious mouthfeel, balanced acidity and a smooth finish.
Winemaker Notes
Abundant winter rainfall provided full soil profiles to start the growing season. A uniform and short bloom period coupled with cool growing temperatures through the early part of the season ensured even development with little variation throughout the vineyard blocks. Early summer temperatures were cooler than normal, while the end of summer brought temperatures with consistently warmer daytime and evening temperatures. All these factors culminated in full phenolic ripening, resulting in wines that have beautiful, deep color, balanced tannic structure, and round mouthfeel with soft acidity.
Food Pairing Notes
Pine nut crusted chicken cutlets.