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2016 / Red

2016 MERLOT

The 2016 JUSTIN Merlot shows a serious side of this popular grape variety. In the past, the merlot grape had received a reputation as a soft, cushy, easygoing variety, but the 2016 JUSTIN Merlot proves that it can stand on its own. Full-bodied with ripe fruit, and a classic Bordeaux-savory character and firm tannins, this wine is a complex and serious version of Merlot that announces to the world that this is a grape variety with serious intentions.


$30.00

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$24.00

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wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    Merlot

  • Appellation

    Paso Robles

  • Maturation

    Barrel aged for 19 months in French oak (30% New)

  • Alcohol

    15.0%

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TASTING NOTES

Appearance: Bright, medium ruby/purple core with a black hue, lighter toward the rim.

Aroma: Aromatic with ripe cherry, blackcurrant and red plum fruit, vanilla, cinnamon cocoa, dried autumn leaf, cedar, book leather and a subtle floral character.

Palate: Dry, moderate to full-bodied, with ripe black and red cherry, blackcurrant and baking spice on the entry. The mid palate is a mix of sustained fruit and spice, sweet tobacco and a little cocoa with a great balance of structural textures as the palate evolves. The finish is moderately long with a mix of fruit and spice notes, a little mint, fresh acidity and fine, firm tannins that texturally tie everything together nicely.


FOOD PAIRINGS

Try this with a rotisserie chicken with garlic, thyme and lemon and roasted potatoes, or with veal chops with a morel mushroom cream sauce.

wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    Merlot

  • Appellation

    Paso Robles

  • Maturation

    Barrel aged for 19 months in French oak (30% New)

  • Alcohol

    15.0%

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Full Wine Specifications



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