2012 Merlot

merlot 12 The 2012 vintage year produced fuller bodied reds with plenty of bright fruit character. This Merlot is showing aromas of dark cherries, sweet vanilla, a touch of tobacco and pleasing oak tannins on the finish. There’s more fruit on the palate in this soft, supple, easy going red. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels. ┬áTry with grilled pork tenderloin with cranberries, or smoked gouda.

Retail price: $19

Vineyard: Russ Mountain (Mitch and Betsy Russ)
Bottling Date: February 19, 2014
Release Date: May 10, 2014
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Case Count: 148