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2018 Michael David Merlot

Lending to smooth, food-friendly reds, Merlot is one of California’s leading varietals and America‘s second favorite behind Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes for this wine come primarily from Mike Phillips’ Turner Ranch vineyard, and the balance from Dave Phillips’ Chesnut Vineyard - both near the Mokelumne River on the north side of Lodi. Initially produced as a blending option for our Bordeaux style wines, the quality of both these vineyards garnered attention from the family and winemakers, who decided a stand alone Merlot was a must have!  

2018 Michael David Merlot
Type
Red
Varietal
Merlot
2018 Michael David Merlot

2018 Michael David Merlot

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$30.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: MDMEU18

Lending to smooth, food-friendly reds, Merlot is one of California’s leading varietals and America‘s second favorite behind Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes for this wine come primarily from Mike Phillips’ Turner Ranch vineyard, and the balance from Dave Phillips’ Chesnut Vineyard - both near the Mokelumne River on the north side of Lodi. Initially produced as a blending option for our Bordeaux style wines, the quality of both these vineyards garnered attention from the family and winemakers, who decided a stand alone Merlot was a must have!  

Tasting Notes
Harvested from Phillips Family Vineyards, our 2018 Merlot opens with a bouquet of boysenberry, blackberry, toffee and spice. Flavors of huckleberry, espresso bean and nutmeg carry this medium-bodied wine to a fruitful and lasting finish.
Alcohol %
14.5
Acid
0.62g/100ml
pH
3.41
Aging
16 months French oak - 10% new / 90% used
Bottling Date
May 1, 2020