Clos du Bois Merlot Reserve
This inky, ruby-red wine opens with fruity black cherry on the nose and light aromas of toasted oak. The mouthfeel is round and full bodied with silky tannin. The wine has great concentration with bright flavors of blackberry, espresso, and mocha.
This year was a superb growing season yielding high quality across both white and red grape varietals. It began with a mild winter and spring, with very little rainfall. This yielded balanced vineyard canopies and average crop size, with excellent concentration of flavors. Early bud break due to mild spring temperatures led to a harvest that started several weeks earlier than for the previous few vintages. The grapes matured slowly but steadily, achieving full flavor development and tannin maturity, two things we winemakers look for in determining the optimal pick date for our grapes.
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