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Paul Hobbs Selections Lagarto Merlot Mendoza 2002

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This full-bodied "cab-lover's merlot" has lots of lavender and perfume on the nose, and a gorgeous, mouth-filling palate of black cherry, baker's cocoa and smoky tobacco with a long finish of cedar and Christmas spice. Alcohol 14.8% Winemaking * Hand-harvested grapes * Fermented in closed-top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous yeasts * 5-day cold soak, 23 days total maceration * Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels * Aged 20 months in oak barrels (90% French, 10% American); 60% new * Unblended, Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2004 Harvest Harvest Dates September 27 & October 11 Harvest Brix 25.5° & 26.7° Growing Season Following veraison, conditions were ideal throughout a long growing season. Warm days and cool nights produced a balanced crop with lighter than average yields, allowing for maximum development of flavors, complexity and color in the grapes. Marked by massive tannins and balanced acidity, this vintage will likely produce some of the best wines of the decade.

Region: Argentina » Mendoza

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Paul Hobbs Winery:
Paul Hobbs Winery sprouted from the passion of one man: Paul Hobbs. Paul wasn’t satisfied just becoming Head Enologist of Robert Mondavi’s Opus One in 1981, or becoming Vice-President/Winemaker of Simi Winery in 1989. No, he wanted to create his very own grapes, on his own land. This passion led to the creation of Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991. Focused in the Russian River Valley, eac... Read more
Paul Hobbs Winery sprouted from the passion of one man: Paul Hobbs. Paul wasn’t satisfied just becoming Head Enologist of Robert Mondavi’s Opus One in 1981, or becoming Vice-President/Winemaker of Simi Winery in 1989. No, he wanted to create his very own grapes, on his own land. This passion led to the creation of Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991. Focused in the Russian River Valley, each harvest is meticulously captured so as to extract the very best from each grape. This passion started with only three wines in the winery’s repertoire: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon, but the winery quickly grew to produce over a dozen wines. Today, Paul Hobbs still consults other wineries around the globe, including wineries in Chile, Argentina, and Hungary. Read less

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This full-bodied "cab-lover's merlot" has lots of lavender and perfume on the nose, and a gorgeous, mouth-filling palate of black cherry, baker's cocoa and smoky tobacco with a long finish of cedar and Christmas spice. Alcohol 14.8% Winemaking * Hand-harvested grapes * Fermented in closed-top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous yeasts * 5-day cold soak, 23 days total maceration * Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels * Aged 20 months in oak barrels (90% French, 10% American); 60% new * Unblended, Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2004 Harvest Harvest Dates September 27 & October 11 Harvest Brix 25.5° & 26.7° Growing Season Following veraison, conditions were ideal throughout a long growing season. Warm days and cool nights produced a balanced crop with lighter than average yields, allowing for maximum development of flavors, complexity and color in the grapes. Marked by massive tannins and balanced acidity, this vintage will likely produce some of the best wines of the decade.

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