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2016 Merlot

Aromas of raspberry, cherry, plum and apple. Big rounded tannins and fruit-forward flavors help make this a Cabernet drinker’s style Merlot. The true fruit of this wine is accented by the vanilla spices and toast from oak. It has a luscious black cherry and raspberry flavor that is concentrated and full and jammy. The wine finishes with nice fresh fruits and characters of caramel, vanilla and framboise.

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195 Cases
By Winemaker Bruce Devlin & Vintner Carl Tiedemann

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Blend

87% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3.5% Petit Verdot, 1.5% Petite Sirah, 1% Lagrein

Process

Barrel-aged for 26 months in oak. Bottled January 16, 2019.

Carl’s tasting Notes

The wine is a luxurious, seamless Merlot packed full of dense aromas of dark fruit, crème brûlée and chocolate. The wine is medium- to full-bodied with a rich velvety texture featuring dark berry flavors with hints of pepper and spices. The wine finishes with mild acidity with small flavors of vanilla and cream that provides a wonderful textured mouth feel. Drink 2019 to 2030.