Merlot is back baby! If you're not normally a fan of this classic grape, you should reconsider diving back into the deep, velvety depths of what Merlot is capable of. Fortunately for you, we picked one that is not only made by highly skilled winemakers but also sourced from the Bien Nacido Vineyard. You're in good, Merlot flavored hands my friends!
The BNV is home to some of the best grapes in California's Central Coast. It's near perfect environment allows for cool, slow ripening grapes and longer hang times on the vines, which make for an end product with immense depth and character.
Black cherry, anise, rosebuds, dark chocolate, and espresso notes brood from this wine like Valentine's Day in a glass. Full bodied, fleshy, and opulent, this wine has long, smooth grained tannins and a finish that carries on for longer than you might expect.
Winemaker - Lino and Anthony Bozzano
Vintage - 2014
Varietal - 100% Merlot
Appellation - Santa Maria Valley
Vineyard - Bien Nacido Vineyard
Alcohol - 14.8%
Case Production - 85
Barrel Regimen - 22 months in 80% new French Oak and 20% neutral French Oak