ST FRANCIS MERLOT SONOMA COUNTYRegular price $ 16.99
ALC.14.5%/VOL PRODUCT OF CALIFORNIA (2017)
This classic, rich Merlot reveals a deep color and broad structure. Aromas of cassis, plum and dried currant merge with layered flavors of dark berries, espresso bean and bittersweet chocolate. The wine has a long, vibrant finish with a note of spice.
The grapes in our Sonoma County Merlot come from our Certified Sustainable Estate Wild Oak vineyard, located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, as well as from top growers throughout the region. Merlot thrives in Sonoma’s picturesque valleys where warm days are cooled by evening breezes and fog from the Pacific Ocean. Each carefully selected vineyard contributes distinctive and individual qualities to the finished wine.
All grapes are gently de-stemmed before cold-soaking for two days to extract optimal color and flavor. The fruit is fermented in separate lots, allowing each lot to be individually and distinctly crafted before being aged in French oak barrels, 25% new. The wines are kept 16 months in barrel before final blending and bottling.