Tasting Notes

2015 Merlot

Tobacco, Cedar, dark berries and eucalyptus greets your nose, while Plum, maraschino cherry and earthy undercurrents treat your palate.

A silky, medium bodied Merlot, aged 18 months in new and used French and Hungarian oak, hand harvested and shipped across the country in 30F shipping trucks where we processed the fruit in pristine condition.
2015 Merlot bottle

Technical Information

Appellation:

100% Lodi, California

Varietal:

100% Merlot

Alc/Vol:

13.95% 

pH: 

3.76pH

Harvest Date:

October 12th, 2015

Bottled:

July 16th, 2017

Produced

459

Good to Know

  • Merlot is second-most planted grape in the entire world. (Cabernet Sauvignon is number one.)
  • Merlot is the most planted variety in Bordeaux.

Good to know

  • Cabernet Franc is the father of Merlot (also the father of Cabernet Sauvignon! Cabernet Franc fooled around with many vines, apparently), but do you know the mother? (it's rare!) It's Magdeleine Noire des Charentes, an old, esoteric variety discovered through DNA testing.