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Merlot Reserve 2016

Merlot Reserve 2016
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A combination of three of our contract Texas High Plains vineyards and our estate vineyard were used to produce this Reserve Merlot. The culture of Merlot in Texas, though not easy to farm, produces some of the most concentrate fruit in any American Wine Region. From the heavy canopy for shade in the heat of the summer to pulling leafs three weeks before harvest to insure even ripening – our Merlot cultivation is one of detail, bringing to you a well-balanced and rich wine.  

 

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Merlot
Harvest Date
Aug - Sept 2016
Sugar
24 - 26.5 Harvest Brix
Aging
14 months in American and French oak barrels
Bottling Date
November 2017
Residual Sugar
Dry - 0.5 g/L
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
On the Nose: Rich, jammy fruit with earth, violets and vanilla. On the Palate: Cassis, red fruit, tobacco and tannin with a lingering fruit on the finish.
Awards
2018 TEXSOM Int'l Wine Competition - Silver Medal
Food Pairing Notes
Pairings: Rack of lamb, roasted squash, cream based soups, wild game
Other Notes
UPC 644412000816
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