Long Lake Merlot 2008
We selected grapes from premium growing regions of California's Central Coast to produce our Barrel Cuvee Merlot. The wine was barrel aged for nearly two years in American and French oak barrels and blended to give it complexity, depth and tannic structure while leaving the finish soft and round.
All of our vineyards in Paso Robles are located on the west side of highway 101. Erich believes this area of limited water, shallow, rugged, rocky, calcareous soils will produce some of the finest wines in Paso Robles, and among the finest in California. Erich planted his vineyards precisely throughout the Paso Robles appellation to take advantage of the unique micro climates and soil characteristics that would best suit each grape variety.
External Reviews for Long Lake Merlot
Rich, ripe black cherry flavors layered with violets, chocolate, vanilla cream and soft undertones of toasted oak.
This wine is full-bodied enough to pair well with meat and pasta dishes, yet balanced with soft and concentrated fruit, making it a delightful wine to enjoy by the glass. Anticipated pleasant flavors of black cherry, cassis and cloves, combined with toasty vanilla from the oak aging.
The wine is barrel aged for months in American and French oak and blended to give it complexity, depth and tannic structure while leaving it soft and round. This wine is full-bodied enough to pair well with meat, poultry and pasta dishes, yet balanced with soft and concentrated fruit, making it a delightful wine to enjoy by the glass. Anticipate pleasant flavors of black cherry, cassis and cloves, combined with toasty vanilla from oak aging.
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