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Provenance Vineyards Merlot
This structured, fruit-forward, 100% Merlot showcases ripe blueberry and plum flavors, accompanied by layers of herbal spice.
Our Merlot is selected from some of the best vineyards in Napa Valley like Oakville, which adds dark fruit, a dense texture and a flinty finish. We also source grapes from Oak Knoll, which brings ripe red and blue fruit, spice and a focused acidity due to the deeper soils and older vines. With several vineyards, we gain complexity and enhance our Merlot’s elegant, fruit-forward flavors.
Malolactic fermentation occurs in barrels with weekly stirring to develop rich texture. This Merlot is 100% barrel aged for 18 months in French oak. We took a minimalistic winemaking approach with periodic topping and aeration as decided by the winemaker during monthly tastings.
“Smoked spices, chocolate, black olives and cured meat on top of the rich black cherries and blackberries. Ripe and flavorful on the palate with a medium to full body coated by opulent fruit and creamy tannins. Long and flattering finish. Drink now.”
James Suckling, September, 2023
“Aromas of baked blueberry, dried cherry, spice box and praline. It’s full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins. Rich and flavorful with a medium finish. Tight now. Try from 2023.”
James Suckling, January 2021
“Attractive combination of green olives, dark fruit and tea follow through to a full body with round, savory tannins. Refined, flavorful finish. Drink or hold.”
James Suckling, September 2020
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