2017 Merlot
Napa Valley

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Aromatics of earthiness and spice.

2017 Girard Merlot, Napa Valley, 750ml
$50.00
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Wine Type
Red
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2017
Appellation
Napa Valley
Varietal
Merlot
Alcohol content
14.9%
Oak
French oak, 45% new
Time in Oak
15 months
pH
3.59
Case Production
800
Winemaker Name
Glenn Hugo
Release Type
Current

Tasting Notes
The nose offers bright red fruits and a blend of vanilla, mocha & toffee. One the palate the bright red raspberry and red currant is combined with toasted spices and well develop structure.

Vineyard Notes
Sourced entirely from our beautiful Yountville Merlot vineyard just down the street from the tasting room. The mountains surrounding the Yountville area trap cool, marine air currents from the San Pablo Bay, creating natural ‘air conditioning’ in the region thus keeping the temperate of the grapes cool, even in the warmest of summer months. These milder temperatures allow the grapes of the region plenty of time to develop unique flavor characteristics that demonstrate the local terroir.

Tasting Notes
The nose offers lively red fruit aromas of bright red currant and raspberry plus a heady mix of spiced mocha and caramel aromas. The generous palate is well-structured with zingy red raspberry, red currant, plum and clove flavors. Toasted oak spice and refined tannins offer a rich and satisfying finish.

Composition
100% Merlot