2014 "O" Merlot
A well-balanced, rich Merlot with notes of chocolate, dark berries, and caramel. This jewel is perfect with your favorite beef stew, a hearty steak, or a decadent chocolate dessert. You can even skip the food and curl up with a glass and your favorite sounds.
Music Pairing: "Breathless" by Terence Blanchard featuring E-collective (Oscar "Seatpocket" Seaton on drums)
Harvest Dates: September 13th-October 8th, 2014
Composition: 100% Merlot
Fermentation: Small open-top tanks with daily punch downs; 14-day maceration
Barrel Aging: 16 months in 27% new French Oak
Bottled: June 8, 2016
TA: 0.062 g/100 ml
Produced entirely from grapes cultivated in Santa Ynez Valley, our Merlot is a sumptous red wine boasting fragrant black cherry and dark plum aromas mingled with appealing vanilla, milk chocolate and light herbal scents. Juicy and succulent on the palate, the wine's concentrated dark cherry, plum, and cassis flavors gain a zesty, tea-leaf spice tone in the long, savory finish. Beautifully balanced with supple tannins.