1.5L 2016 Estate Merlot


Nose (aromas): dark red cherry, Mexican chocolate, clove spice, cedar

Flavor (palate): black berry, earth, cocoa and chai tea with a balanced acidity and tannin profile. 

Winemaker’s Notes: Because of the marriage of red fruit, spice, and acidity in this Merlot, it pairs really well with spicy Mexican dishes, or even tomato based pastas with sausage and fennel. Our Merlot consistently drinks well young (right now), but also is one of our wines which ages the best – anytime is the “right time.” 

Ageing Potential: Now-2032

Additional Info: When we planted Merlot in 1996, it was the “hottest grape” around. For many undeserved reasons, Merlot’s popularity took a for the last decade plus. But remember that Merlot has, and still does, make some of the most expensive and beautiful wines in the world! We intend to make Merlot great again!  

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Produced & Bottled by Carhartt Vineyard, Solvang, Ca

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