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Pope Valley Winery LLC

2018 Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Merlot
Acid
6.3
pH
3.68
Aging
18 months in 30% new French Oak
Bottling Date
7/15/20
Residual Sugar
0.7 g/l
Alcohol %
13.7

2018 Merlot

95 POINTS & DOUBLE GOLD
2021 Press Democrat Wine Challenge
92 POINTS & GOLD
USA Wine Ratings
91 POINTS & GOLD
San Diego International
GOLD MEDAL
Dan Berger International

A beautiful blend of 81% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Malbec all from the estate. Your nose is greeted with aromas of mint, plum, and a hint of tobacco while the palate is juicy with red currant and brier flavors, supple tannins, a long, silky finish, and a graphite backbone.

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SKU: 2018 MT

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Dried bay leaves, mint, and English plum give way to savory aromatic undertones of lightly roasted coffee, and tobacco. Focused acidity keeps everything in line on the palate, with supple tannins and a dense lingering finish.
Production Notes
Berries were 100% destemmed to tank and fermented over the course of 15 days. Upon pressing, the wine was racked to French oak barrels, of which 40% were new, where it rested for 24 months prior to bottling.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Merlot
Acid
6.3
pH
3.68
Aging
18 months in 30% new French Oak
Bottling Date
7/15/20
Residual Sugar
0.7 g/l
Alcohol %
13.7