Idle Cellars - 2012 Merlot


Alcohol: 15.1% ​​Vol.

Varietal Composition: 90 Merlot, 10 Cabernet Sauvignon

Residual sugar: dry

Origin: Los Chamizal Vineyard, Sonoma Valley.

Aging: 24 months in French oak barrels, 30 percent new.

An exceptional Merlot offered from this small, boutique winery with a blend of Merlot and Cab.  This hillside Merlot shows great Bordeaux-like character with spicy notes of fresh herbs, dried oregano, and black cherry framed by dusty tannins.  Enjoy this wine over the next few years as it's in its prime.

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