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Steele Merlot 2012

Steele Merlot 2012
Steele Merlot 2012
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Price$16.00

Vintage2012

VarietalMerlot

AppellationLake County

WinerySteele Wines

Alcohol14.50%

Production1,600 cases

Bottle Size750 ml

CategoryRed Wine

Aging ProgramBarrel aged 12 months in French and American oak barrels (20% new)

Oak OriginFrench and American

Total Acidity5.80 g/L

pH3.77

The Steele Merlot 2012 is a lush, generous wine that brims with dark fruit flavor. Aromas and flavors of plum and boysenberry mingle with soft notes of licorice and mocha. This wine is full-bodied, the tannins are rich, and the finish lingers with a persistent spice. This red wine was oak aged for 12 months in American and French oak in order to achieve this lush style. It will pair excellently with a variety of foods, including grilled lamb chops, Bolognese, or your favorite juicy burger.

Taste SummaryBerry, Chocolate, Licorice, Plum

Wine QualitiesModerate tannin, Rich

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