This Merlot has a deep, rich, ruby color. Warm cherry aromas are accented with notes of mocha, red licorice, sage and toffee. Soft, round tannins make this wine easy to drink with flavors of black cherries and plums balanced with caramel and toffee from the oak.
WINE PROFILE Harvested: October 2001 Sugar Level: 24.1° Brix Bottled: September 2002 Release Date: November 2002 WINE INFORMATION Barrel Regime: Nine months in new to three-year-old American (55%) and French (45%) oak Key Varietal Components: 77% Merlot 8% Carignane Acid/pH: 0.63/3.68 Alcohol: 13.6% Residual Sugar: 0.05% (dry) Production: >100,000 cases
After fermentation and initial racking, the wine was aged an average of ninemonths in a combination of new to three-year-old French (45%) and American(55%) oak barrels. The balance of new and used barrels allows the winemaker tocreate fuller body and richness while keeping the oak in balance with the wine’scharacter.to enjoy our wines