Simi Merlot 2009
Our Merlot is deep red in color with garnet edges. Aromas of spicy clove and cinnamon leap from the glass with the essence of red fruits, including Bing cherries and red berries, combining on the palate. This wine offers subtle tannins and lush ripe flavors accented by final notes of toast and cocoa. It pairs beautifully with a classic French dip, veal chops or grilled sausages.
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Deep garnet with a ruby edge, our 2009 Sonoma County Merlot is spicy and a bit dark and brooding as it opens with aromas of exotic sandalwood, sweet dark spices, cloves, and cinnamon along with hints of black pepper and bay. The rich, dark character continues with layered flavors of red plum, black cherry, and blackberry preserves, framed with notes of toasty oak, that give depth to this medium-bodied, nicely structured wine. The finish offers soft cocoa tannins. We suggest you enjoy this Merlot with exotic mushroom and oven-dried Roma tomato polenta torte, panroasted duck breast with Bing cherry sauce, or roasted salmon and goat cheese latke. - WineryAppellation: Sonoma CountyVarietal Composition:98% Merlot2% Cabernet SauvignonFermentation: 100% stainless steelAging: 22 months in a combination of small French and American oak barrels (32% new)Total Acidity: 5.8 g/LpH: 3.65Alcohol: 13.5%Bottling Date: January 18, 2012Release Date: February 8, 2012Cases Produced: 15,484