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Lolonis Merlot 2004

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This Merlot has generous amounts of berry fruit, cherries, rose petals, and subtle notes of toasty oak, spice and caramel to round it out. A rather generously sized Merlot, it is still showing a bit young and tight, but opens up quite nicely with a little decanting. Cellaring will improve its balance, with it showing at its best in another four to six years and is easily age-worthy for those who like to collect wines. Aged in French and American oak barrels for 14-18 months. Grapes are organically grown on 40-year-old vines on 8x14 spacing with bi-lateral cordons. Cover crops and leaf pulling are practiced to promote optimal vineyard conditions. Ladybugs, not chemicals, are used to combat pests.

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Lolonis Winery:
Welcome to Lolonis Winery! For over 20 years our family has been producing handcrafted, organically grown wines that epitomize Redwood Valley style: robust and intensely flavored, yet complex and long on the palate. Time to break out the springtime whites! Our white wines are perfect spring and summer sippers. Click here to see our lineup - which includes our new and amazing Viognier. Oh, and they won't stain your white trousers, either.

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This Merlot has generous amounts of berry fruit, cherries, rose petals, and subtle notes of toasty oak, spice and caramel to round it out. A rather generously sized Merlot, it is still showing a bit young and tight, but opens up quite nicely with a little decanting. Cellaring will improve its balance, with it showing at its best in another four to six years and is easily age-worthy for those who like to collect wines. Aged in French and American oak barrels for 14-18 months. Grapes are organically grown on 40-year-old vines on 8x14 spacing with bi-lateral cordons. Cover crops and leaf pulling are practiced to promote optimal vineyard conditions. Ladybugs, not chemicals, are used to combat pests.

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