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2012 Merlot

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$49.95 per Bottle


Black Ridge Vineyards
Santa Cruz Mountains

Deep garnet with a ruby edge, this single-vineyard Merlot (from the lofty perch of Black Ridge, overlooking Lexington Reservoir in the Los Gatos Hills) is spicy, elegant, and versatile with layer after luscious layer of red and black fruit. The nose is a treasure trove of dark baking spices, pencil shavings and earthy black pepper aromas. Rich flavors of black cherry, huckleberry preserves, fig and licorice follow through on the palate, and it finishes with soft yet insistent cocoa tannins. Barrel-aged in 33% new oak (77% French & 23% American), it is deliciously approachable now and will continue to give tasting pleasure through 2025. This wine will delight you either unaccompanied or paired with a wide array of dishes - from mushroom risotto, roast duck, grilled vegetables and barbecued meats to a variety of strong cheeses. Molto bello!

Vineyard Designation

Black Ridge Vineyards
Vintage 2012
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Merlot
Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
Size 750 ml