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Bottle of Director's Sonoma County Merlot.

90 Points

Gold

2019 Orange County Wine Society Wine Competition

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Director's

Sonoma County
Merlot

90 Points

Gold

2019 Orange County Wine Society Wine Competition

  • Enticing aromas of plum, gingerbread, vanilla bean, and seasoned wood.
  • A rich Sonoma County Merlot with succulent flavors of cherry, cassis, and cocoa.

Dark and expressive, the 2016 Director’s Merlot delivers impeccable balance, outstanding complexity, and a lush texture that exemplifies the excellence of this vintage. Scents of warm plum, gingerbread, vanilla bean, and seasoned wood extend onto the palate and mingle with succulent flavors of cherry, cassis, and cocoa. This is a very polished wine with a long, fragrant finish.

YEAR
2016

WINEMAKER
Corey Beck

BLEND
88% Merlot, 7% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah

ALCOHOL
13.5%

BARREL REGIMEN
12 months in French oak; 35% new oak

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