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2020 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 program, the quality of both these vineyards garnered attention from the family and winemakers, who decided a stand alone Merlot was a must have!

2020 Michael David Merlot
Type
Red
Varietal
Merlot
2020 Michael David Merlot

2020 Michael David Merlot

Lodi

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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 program, 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
This lush and inviting 2020 Merlot displays enticing aromas of raspberry, black cherry and notes of violet, complemented by French oak-inspired hints of clove and cardamom. Layered flavors of ripe red fruit and cedar continue on the palate with silky tannins carrying the wine to a long, fruit-laden finish.
Alcohol %
15.5
Acid
0.56g/100ml
pH
3.58
Aging
18 months - 100% French oak (35% new)
Bottling Date
July 22, 2022