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2022 Merlot

Sonoma County
2022 Merlot

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SKU: 0733223
Winemaking Notes

Our 2022 Sonoma County Merlot is velvety soft with notes of sweet black cherry, boysenberry compote and cassis. Medium bodied with lush tannins, this wine boasts toasty oak and spice on the mid-palate punctuated by a full and lively finish. These luscious dark fruit and toasty flavors are enhanced by aging in French oak barrels. Enjoy this soft and elegant Merlot with grilled pork chops and cherry reduction, lavender crusted lamb shanks or creamy polenta with a short rib ragu.

Production Notes
The 2022 vintage was dry and mild. Rain from the previous autumn was light, and the new year was warm and dry with daytime highs up to 70°F in early spring. After a few light sprinkles in the late spring and early summer, the temperature climbed into the triple digits a few days in June, but the season was mild overall, with most summer days peaking around 85-90°F. The balance of moderately high daytime temperatures and cool evenings yielded ideal flavor concentration and mild acidity. Due to the dry and seasonable weather, harvest came expectedly earlier than previous vintages, and we picked Merlot between September 8th and 13th.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2022
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Sonoma County
Acid
0.60g/100mL
pH
3.64
Aging
12 months in French oak barrels, 25% new
Alcohol %
14.5
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