2004 Brassfield Estate "High Serenity Ranch" High Valley Merlot

SKU #1033540

Brassfield's twelve and a half acre block of merlot at High Serenity Ranch is planted on benchland in the western hills of High Valley where the soils are known for their excellent drainage and low vigor potential. The addition of 10% cabernet franc and 4% petite verdot add structure and complexity to this richly hued wine. Notes of black cherry, cola and cocoa dominate the nose while cinnamon, plum and bay laurel lead the palate and subtler notes of vanilla, oak and soy add depth. A soft and fleshy mid-palate leans to a lengthy, silken finish.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

United States

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Sub-Region:

California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
Specific Appellation:

Lake County