March 4, 2017 |
March Wine of the Month: 2014 Merlot
The 2014 Merlot achieves a pleasant balance with its generous bouquet of bright red fruits and dark refined finish. Comprising 40% of the Meritage, and acting as the staple grape in our Crosé Rosé, Merlot is an integral component in the making of King Family Vineyards wine. This medium bodied wine satisfies our cravings for a commanding and comprehensive red.
Our varietal Merlot is aged for 16 months in a combination of both neutral and new French oak barrels. Bright notes of cherry, strawberry and leather are intertwined with a soft aroma of wet iron. On the palate, black tea leaf, mocha, and vanilla flavors are smoothly delivered along with fine tannins. A delicate and well integrated oak influence is carried through the finish.