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2000 Nichols Cabernet Franc, Cienega Valley98 Meritage Vinas del Sol

2000 Nichols Meritage Vinas Del Sol
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2000 Nichols Meritage Vinas Del Sol

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Cabernet Sauvignon 29%, Merlot 50%, Cabernet Franc 21% Silver Medal- Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, New York Silver Medal- Orange County Fair Winemaker notes This Meritage (Bordeaux Blend) reveals lots of fruit. Velvet is the mouth feel you experience. Ripe cherry, currant, plum, strawberry, blueberry and wild berries are unveiled on the palate. It is delightful integrated with hints of caramel, smoke, and toast wrapping around the fruit. It is complex, rich, and has fruit that is extremely well balanced. Meritage is produced in a unique style, 1/3 whole cluster berry fermented in small open top fermenters to facilitate maximum flavor and color extraction. The cap is punched down several times a day over a period of 7 to 10 days. When fermented dry, it is pressed off and racked into French Oak barrels. The Meritage is aged in 100% French Oak from the Allier, Never and Troncais Forest, (23) months. The wine is further aged for an additional 12 months in the bottle. Aging in the bottle allows the wine to rest and round out its natural fruit flavor and aromatic attributes. Nichols Winery & Cellars TM Nichols Winery produces ultra premium wines; Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot and Zinfandel. It is located in Paso Robles, CA. Paso Robles/San Miguel Wine Region; San Miguel is a warm wine growing region next to Paso Robles, California. The warm days and cool nights are ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon, in that the grape likes warm temperature to show its true character of revealing forward bright wild berries, plum and cherry flavors. Cool nights allows the vines to shut down and rest for the next days push for enhanced flavors. This climate also allows for a long growing season with long hang time which matures the flavors and gives them depth.





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