Merlot Temecula Valley, Konchar Vineyard

$36.00

This bottling of Petite Sirah typifies the style we like to achieve with this grape varietal; balancing its innate deep color, intense flavors, and heavy tannins with just a touch of balanced elegance for earlier drinkability. As a contribution to food-friendliness and earlier enjoyment we blended in just a touch of 2013 Temecula Valley Zinfandel, in traditional California style, reminiscent of old-time field blends.
2014 Vintage Awards:
GOLD, Best of Varietal, Best of Class, 2017 New World International Wine Competition
GOLD, Best of Class, 2017 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
BRONZE, 2017 New World International Wine Competition

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Description

Produced from a low-yielding, steep hillside vineyard just behind our winery, from vines trained on a classic, two-wire, cane-pruned trellis. Small-lot fermented with thrice-daily hand punch-downs, and aged for two years in fine, French-coopered Hungarian oak barrels, this exceptional Merlot is intense, full-bodied with full tannic structure and well-integrated flavors of cherry, herbs, and oak, with the acid balance for long aging. Serve whenever a full-on, reserve-style red wine is called for. 14.5% alcohol.
2014 Vintage Awards:
BRONZE, 2017 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

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