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Ariel Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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VARIETAL Ariél 2005 California Merlot offers all of the benefits of a red wine, with less than half of one- percent alcohol. The grapes were grown in San Luis Obispo county, from vineyards known for superior Merlot production. WINEMAKING Ariél California Merlot was fermented and aged in the traditional red wine method: fermentation in stainless steel cooperage on the skins at temperatures above 75ºF (24ºC). After fermentation, the wine was separated from the skins and a portion and moved to small French oak barrels for aging. Just prior to bottling, the alcohol is gently removed by cold filtration. WINEMAKER NOTES Ariél California Merlot has aromas of cherry, raspberry and cassis, combined with a white chocolate, clove and oak bouquet from the barrel aging. At its optimum maturity two years after bottling, it can be enjoyed immediately or held for up to seven years before enjoying. Ariél Merlot is the ideal accompaniment to enjoy with beef, lamb and wild game dishes. Ethanol: 0.15% by volume Varietal Profile: 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% other reds Serving Size: 100 ml = 3.38 ounces Calories/Serving: approximately 24 Cases Produced: 2,100

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J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines:
Founded in 1972, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of acclaimed wines from estate vineyards in Monterey County, Paso Robles and Napa Valley. From this world-class palette of fruit, J. Lohr produces three tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series and J. Lohr Cuvée Series. Selecting Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco appellation for his o... Read more
Founded in 1972, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of acclaimed wines from estate vineyards in Monterey County, Paso Robles and Napa Valley. From this world-class palette of fruit, J. Lohr produces three tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series and J. Lohr Cuvée Series. Selecting Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco appellation for his original vineyard, Jerry planted his first 280 acres of grapes beginning in 1972. Ideally suited for cool-climate winegrowing, these vineyards have become an acclaimed source for outstanding Chardonnay, Riesling, Valdiguié and Pinot Noir. At the heart of J. Lohr’s renowned red wine program are its 2,000 acres of estate vineyards in Paso Robles. Featuring warm, sunny days, cool nights and diverse soils, these vineyards have proven ideal for cultivating a flavorful array of grapes including voluptuous and complex Bordeaux varietals of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc along with Syrah and Zinfandel. Read less

VARIETAL Ariél 2005 California Merlot offers all of the benefits of a red wine, with less than half of one- percent alcohol. The grapes were grown in San Luis Obispo county, from vineyards known for superior Merlot production. WINEMAKING Ariél California Merlot was fermented and aged in the traditional red wine method: fermentation in stainless steel cooperage on the skins at temperatures above 75ºF (24ºC). After fermentation, the wine was separated from the skins and a portion and moved to small French oak barrels for aging. Just prior to bottling, the alcohol is gently removed by cold filtration. WINEMAKER NOTES Ariél California Merlot has aromas of cherry, raspberry and cassis, combined with a white chocolate, clove and oak bouquet from the barrel aging. At its optimum maturity two years after bottling, it can be enjoyed immediately or held for up to seven years before enjoying. Ariél Merlot is the ideal accompaniment to enjoy with beef, lamb and wild game dishes. Ethanol: 0.15% by volume Varietal Profile: 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% other reds Serving Size: 100 ml = 3.38 ounces Calories/Serving: approximately 24 Cases Produced: 2,100

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