Wente Vineyards Merlot Arroyo Seco 2002
Fermentation Each vineyard was harvested separately and fermented in upright fermenters. Rack and return was performed twice daily. Rack and return is the process of draining all of the free-run juice off of the cap, then pumping the free-run juice back over the top of the fermenter. This method increases color and tannin extraction and improving mouthfeel through the integration of oxygen. Aging Each blend was aged separately, with part in neutral French and American oak barrels and part in stainless steel.
Food Pairings for Wente Vineyards Merlot Arroyo Seco
This Merlot is bursting with the red cherry, blackberry, black tea, and a creamy vanilla from the time in barrels. On the mouth, the fruit is certainly the dominant player, as the vanilla and the herbal tea are in the background.
Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable
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