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2016 Merlot

About this Wine

Vineyards

Tin Roof Merlot was produced from a blend of North Coast and Central Coast grapes. Merlot thrives in these cool-climate regions, especially in moist alluvial soils where it develops the bright fruit and soft tannins that make the variety so appealing to premium wine lovers.

Winemaking

Boldly flavored, smoothly textured and unusually complex, Tin Roof wines are designed to please wine lovers seeking distinctive varietal character. Blended with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, our 2009 Merlot was fermented in stainless steel tanks at warm temperatures to fully extract color, flavor and tannin, then aged in French and American oak to soften and mature its lush fruit flavors.

Winemaker's Notes

A soft and sultry Merlot with characteristics of dried berries and mint. Earthy and rich, this wine has a long, flavorful finish. With its smooth, supple tannins, it pairs especially well with grilled red meats, herb roasted chicken, pork chops, red-sauced pastas and flavorful hard cheeses.

Wine Specs

Varietal:
Merlot
Appellation:
California
Growing Region:
North Coast, Central Coast, Lodi
Fermentation:
Stainless steel
Oak Aging:
French & American oak
Alcohol:
13.4%
TA:
0.56g per 100ml
pH:
3.49