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2012 Merlot

Comforting and Warm

2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Double Gold,
2015 Seattle Food & Wine Experience Competition - Silver
Rand Sealey Review - 18.5 of 20 points
Wine Enthusiast - 91 points

$35.00 per Bottle
 

Tasting Notes

Certain aromas evoke certain memories, not unlike a cherished love song that zaps you right back to that heart-thumping moment forever frozen in time. For Mary, DaMa's 2012 Merlot brings her back to a certain cool Sunday morning on the beach of Fort Funston in San Francisco. Sun peeking through clouds, a breeze strong and cold, wrapped in a favorite woolen sweater to which years of smells cling -- salty air, musty wool, lingering perfume, cedar chests, fragrant cacao and hints of Grandpa's tobacco. The smells of days past, of lost loves, of possibilities. This lovely wine is like that treasured sweater: classic, comforting and warm from the inside out.

Vineyard Designation

Golden Ridge

Vineyard Notes

Golden Ridge Vineyard | Walla Walla Valley

Ratings

RAND SEALEY REVIEW: Sourced from the Golden Ridge Vineyard, this is an attractively styled Merlot. It shows a brilliant ruby color and ripe aromas of raspberry, cherry, plum, mulberry, crushed roses, tobacco, and burnt cedar. The flavors are supple and forward, yet distinct and focused, with red fruits intertwined with red licorice, cocoa, black tea and gravel and silt minerals. The back picks up pressed berries and dried cherries, followed by a chewy, ripe moderate tannin and acid finish. 18.5/20 points.

Awards

DOUBLE GOLD, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition ~~ SILVER, 2015 Seattle Food & Wine Experience Competition ~~ BRONZE, 2015 Seattle Wine Awards
Vintage 2012
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Merlot
Varietal Composition
100% Merlot
Appellation Walla Walla Valley
Barrel Aging
18 Months
80% 1-2 year old French Oak
20% New French Oak
Bottling Date April, 2014
Alcohol % 14.6
Size 750 ml

 

 

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