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Fetzer California Merlot
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MERLOTWINEMAKING NOTESMerlot's silky-smooth texture and vivid red fruit define this elegant California red. Cooler temperatures lengthened the growing season throughout California in 2019, giving the fruit more time on the vine to develop greater depth of flavor. The wine was fermented at warm temperatures in stainless steel, with malolactic fermentation enhancing its velvety mouthfeel. Aged with a mix of French and American oak, this Merlot delivers subtle toasted oak tones alongside rich, dark berry notes.TASTING NOTESThis fruit-forward Merlot has depth and smoothness in spades. It's the perfect any-occasion red, with a crowd-pleasing combo of luscious red fruit, chocolate, spice and oak. Heady cocoa and coffee aromas swirl from the glass, leading to a berry-rich palate that is soft and inviting. Firm, yet elegant, tannins support a backbone of toasty oak and a long, supple finish.Margaret Leonardi MARGARET LEONARDI | WinemakerTOTAL ACIDITY: 0.55 G/100mLRESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.50 G/100mLAPPELLATION: CALIFORNIAPH: 3.80ALCOHOL: 13.5%
Agriculture runs in my blood. I am a fourth-generation farmer, born and raised on an organic dairy farm in Northern California. Farming gave me genuine appreciation for the joy of bringing people together to share the goodness that comes from the earth.- Margaret LeonardiMuch like the principles of sustainability, I take a forward-thinking approach to every winemaking decision. I thrive on planning and predictive environments. Understanding how I want the wines to taste allows me to stay focused on the outcome when I plan vineyard visits, anticipate ripeness levels and decide when it's time to harvest the grapes.Sustainability is an ongoing practice. It's about progress, not perfection. It's kindness to people and the planet. And it's tracking metrics, because you can't manage what you don't measure. Just like using a fitness tracker can provide insight and inspiration for change in personal health, a sustainability tracking system can inspire great changes in lifestyle.
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