2015 Pride Merlot
Our 2015 Merlot offers incredibly expressive aromas of strawberry, blueberry and plum, which carry through into a round, luscious palate full of bright berry and lollipop fruit notes. The finish is lengthy yet integrated, with plenty of tannin that is rich, ripe and velvety on the palate.
Vineyard selections of Clone 3 and Clone 181 merlot were harvested throughout late September and early October, fermented in stainless steel vats and then aged in French oak barrels (40% new) as separate wine lots for 14 months prior to blending. To the base blend, we added 12% cabernet sauvignon to bring structure and 0.1% petit verdot (because we love our petit verdot and we love to get finicky in our blending process).
12% Cabernet Sauvignon
.1% Petit Verdot
|Release Date:||August 2017|