Matanzas Creek Winery Merlot 2019, Alexander Valley
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Picked at the peak of ripeness, the Alexander Valley Merlot is an example of a well-structured wine with complex flavors and aromas. The clusters of grapes grown around the Mayacamas Mountains have a more powerful and phenolic driven structure due to the water availability and location of vines. During fermentation, we keep this in mind to ensure the finished wine has power but isn’t overly drying or over extracted. This wine is a blend of five different individual blocks from four vastly different vineyards, all fermented and aged separately. After fermentation, the wines were moved into oak barrels for 20 months of aging. The resulting wine is a blend of the selected barrels highlighting the terroir of Merlot from Alexander Valley. This is a very fruity, food-friendly wine that will pair well with many different dishes from many different cuisines.
99% Merlot, 1% Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon
30% New French Oak, 70 % Matured French Oak, 20 months in barrel.