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98 Reserve Merlot del Sol
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98 Reserve Merlot del Sol

Price per Unit (piece): $58.00

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98 Merlot barrel selected 75%, 98 Cabernet Sauvignon 12%, 98 Cabernet Franc 13%

Reserve Merlot is driven by ripe fruit. The mouth feel is very rich and elegant. Your nose and palate will unveil, ripe cherry, currant, plum and black berries. It is integrated with overtones of caramel, smoke, and toast. It is complex, and has deep rich fruit flavors. The tannins are laid back, but provide the right backdrop for the fruit to come forward.

Fermentation
It 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.

Barrel Age
This wine was aged in 100% French Oak from the Allier, Never and Troncais Forest, for (23) months. The wine was 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. 

Soleil & Terroir Label TM
Soleil & Terroir label was established in 1997 to produce limited production, ultra premium wines aged in both French and American oak. The winery produces Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and is located in the Central Coast?s Edna Valley of California.

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 Merlot, 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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