On the pallet, this Merlot is full-bodied, but with a smooth midpalate that showcases aromas and flavors of blackber...Read more...
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Food Pairings for Wente Vineyards Merlot Arroyo Seco Sandstone
i rarely buy merlot but thought i'd give the varietal another try. maybe i picked the wrong one because this was not impressive. i was expecting exactly what the "what to expect" notes above (dark berry fruit, cocoa, soft) but this did not deliver. won't give up on merlot just yet.
Fermentation: Each vineyard was harvested separately and fermented in upright fermenters. Rack and return, which is the process of draining all of the free-run juice off the cap and then returning the free-run juice back over the top of the fermenter, was performed twice daily. This method increases the color and tannin extractions and improves mouthfeel through the integration of oxygen. Aging: Each blend was aged separately, with part in neutral French and American oak for at least six months prior to blending.
On the pallet, this Merlot is full-bodied, but with a smooth midpalate that showcases aromas and flavors of blackberry and spice, accented by hints of licorice and tobacco.
Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable
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