APPELLATION California USA
ANALYSIS 0.52 total acid
13.5% alcohol, by volume
Merlot grapes, for this vintage, were grown in several of Lodi’s sub‐appellations. These different locations provide diverse soils and climate that, when combined, create a more complex wine than one vineyard alone.
This Merlot is bursting with luscious fruit and soft tannins with excellent drinkability. Rich, ripe black cherry and black plums lead to a hint of vanilla and toast. Flavors of currants with juicy dark fruit and spicy cedar end with a rounded, well‐balanced and complex finish.
This Merlot has a softer, fleshier, fruit‐forward style that complements many dishes. Try it with baked pasta dishes such as lasagna, spicy rice dishes such as jambalaya, hearty bean dishes with bacon or smoked ham, roast turkey and even blackened salmon or other dense fish in a tomato‐based sauce.
One Leaf WITH
♦ Vegetarian Dishes
BEST BUY – Wine Enthusiast, June 2015
SILVER MEDAL – Beverage Testing Institute, 2015
82 POINTS – Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2015