San Simeon Paso Robles Merlot Red Wine
Merlot /14.5% ABV / Paso Robles, California, United States
Big & Bold Merlot
San Simeon Merlot blends grapes from two estate vineyards in Paso Robles, including Maddalena and Riboli Creston. Both sites feature steep, rocky hillsides with calcareous soils that force struggling vines to reach deep into the ground to absorb nutrients. The upshot is highly concentrated wines that also have a unique mineral character. With warm daytime temperatures and cool evenings, the climate in both vineyards is excellent for nurturing mature Merlot vines. A cool season gave grapes ample time on the vine to develop color, flavor, acid and tannin. We picked the fruit for this wine in two passes in late September and early October. After harvesting the grapes for this Merlot on two separate dates, we fermented the fruit in stainless steel tanks and transferred the lots to small French and American oak barrels for 10 months of aging. The wine is bright red in color, with a shiny hue and pleasant aromas of red fruits, blueberries and cassis. Similar fruit on the soft mid-palate mingles with notes of fresh earth, forest floor and sweet violet. With nice acidity and a touch of spice, this is a well-integrated Merlot that finishes with soft, round tannins. Sustainability is our top priority. Our Paso Robles and Monterey vineyards are certified sustainable by CSWA.View all products by San SimeonCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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