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Reserve Merlot 2017

Reserve Merlot 2017
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This rich, mature wine presents as a dry wine with concentrated red fruit, earthiness, and toboacco on the nose. It is fruit-forward and full-bodied in structure, retaining the soft, yet bold nature which makes Merlot so popular. Individual Merlot lots finished fermentation, then aged for 14 months in French and American oak barrels, both new and neutral. This revels a firm, tannic backbone well-balanced with a lush palate. 

Aromatics: Rich jammy fruit, earth, violets and vanilla

On the Palate: Cassis, red fruits, tobacco and tannin, with a lingering fruit finish

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Texas High Plains
Harvest Date
August - September, 2017
Sugar
24.5-26.5 Brix
Aging
French and American Oak barrels
Fermentation
French and American Oak barrels
Bottling Date
November, 2018
Residual Sugar
Dry - 0.3 g/L
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Profile
Awards
2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Bronze Medal
Vineyard Notes
Merlot from Jet Wilmeth Diamante Doble Vineyards, Amanecer Vineyards, Reddy Vineyards 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from Canada Family Vineyards.
Food Pairing Notes
Rack of Lamb, roasted squash, cream based soups, wild game
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