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2018 Winery Selection Merlot

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SKU: WHTME187512
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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.
Cocoa/Mocha
Cocoa/Mocha
Plum
Plum
Vanilla
Vanilla
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Arroyo Seco
Aging
16 months in 45% new French oak barrels
pH
3.71
Alcohol %
14.5

The vintage presented us with half the average rainfall, therefore, irrigation was supplemented in January and February so the vines would awaken to a full soil moisture profile. March gave us our last winter storm and by the end of the month, all blocks had signs of bud break. The early Spring weather was cooler than normal, with periods where the marine layer would leave heavy dew on the leaves and flowers. Summer was followed by mellow temperatures, allowing the fruit to mature and slowly develop complex flavors, color, and depth, resulting in wines with balanced tannic structure, round mouthfeel and soft acidity.

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