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Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot 2012

Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot 2012

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Merlot from The Wetzel Family Estate has a reputation for being a big, structured wine. First produced in 1984, this has never been one of those fruit bombs or thin and wimpy wines. Wine Spectator described our style as “ … a fine old-school Merlot that shows good structure.” 2012 was a textbook growing season with ideal weather. In the spring, our vines set a large crop and over the next few months we thinned clusters in many blocks more than once. During the summer, we had an abundance of California coastal "sweater" weather, fog in the morning, and warm sunshine in the afternoon, often sending temperatures into the mid 90s and then quickly cooling off after sunset.

After fermentation the lots spend 18 months aging in a combination of French and American oak barrels.

This wine always impresses red wine lovers. There are spicy, earthy aromas of red cherry, vanilla, oak, cedar, plum and cassis in the glass. This wine has broad mouthfeel with flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, dark fruits and chocolate. This is a big, nicely balanced wine with chewy tannins on the long finish.


2012: 94 points/Gold Medal:LA International Wine Competition
2012: 92 points/Best Buy:Wine & Spirits Magazine
2012: 90 points/Gold Medal: Beverage Testing Institute
2012: Gold Medal: Seattle Food and Wine Experience
Gold Medal:TEXSOM International Wine Awards
2012: 87 points: Wine Advocate “attractive, easygoing, straightforward”

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