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Our Merlot is 100% estate grown. It was hand-picked and destemmed into 1/2-ton fermenters, where it was cold soaked for five days, before fermentation was allowed to begin. The grapes were on skins for approximately three weeks before being pressed off and put into barrel. This wine was aged in barrel for 12 months, in French Oak, with a small percentage of American Oak for added complexity.
There are bright aromas for blackberry, blueberry and plum along with leather, cedar and vanilla on the palate. The tannins are supple and the finish is full.
Awards & Ratings
- InterVin International Wine Awards 2018, Honours Medal
Bronze-Dan Berger's International Wine Competition 2018Silver-Cascadia Wine Competition 2018