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2020 Smith & Hook Merlot

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$35.00
 
SKU: WHTME207512
7 In Stock
Tasting Notes
Vibrant aromas of cranberry and red currant underscored with notes of allspice, cardamom, and leather. The palate is full-bodied and rich with flavors of jammy fruits and hints of dark chocolate and fig. A round mouthfeel backed with a concentrated tannin structure leads to a complex, long finish.
Vintage
2020
Appellation
Arroyo Seco
Vineyards
Ste. Philippe
Aging
40% new French oak, 14 months
Alcohol %
14.8

Harvested in the cool morning hours, the fruit was brought to the winery and destemmed. The fruit was then fermented on the skins in open-top stainless-steel fermenters for 10 days with regular pump overs. The finished wine was pressed off and racked into small French oak barrels, where it aged for 14 months.

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