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Merlot Napa Valley 2015

Merlot Napa Valley 2015
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SKU: 15 ME

About This Wine

On the nose: cedar, white pepper, pine bark with touches of cherry candies, blueberries with hints of paprika

On the palate: fresh balanced entrance with a nice acidity lingering on fresh cut boysenberry, raspberry with touches of red cherry, grapefruit

Wine Profile

Blend: 100% Merlot

Fermentation: 70% barrel fermented, 30% stainless steel tank

Aging: 20 months in 100% French oak; 80% new, 20% 1-year-old barrels

Winemaker Notes:

The saying of big things come in small packages is true when it comes to the 2015 vintage. While the yields were low, the quality was high. The growing period began with uncommonly warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring which resulted in an early bud break and bloom. Alpha Omega started and completed harvest the earliest in its history. The beauty of this vintage is that a limited number of 100+-degree days bolstered the fruits’ concentration and power. The vintage left us with a round, voluptuous profile, which we complemented by extracting plenty of tannin to support it. The results are very complex and full wines.

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Merlot
Alcohol %
14.1

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