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2017 Merlot
Wine Specs
Napa Valley

2017 Merlot

The 2017 Merlot is a beautiful showcase of the Sugarloaf Mountain vineyard with 100% of the Merlot coming from that site.  The wine has stunning aromas of cherry, plum, strawberry fruit leather and lifted notes of violet and nutmeg.  The palate is open, smooth and richly flavored with dried cherry, French plum, mission fig, sweet herbs and blackberry tart.  The tannins extend gently through the finish as the wine lingers with graceful notes of vanilla and spice.  Enjoy now through 2029.

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Wine Profile

The 2017 Titus Merlot was harvested on September 11, 2017.  The Merlot is 100% from the Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard in Southern Napa.  After the fruit was recieved at the winery it was destemmed directly to tank where it was fermented for 14 days.  After fermentation the free run wine was drained from tank and racked to barrel.  This wine as aged in 55% new Hungarian Oak barrels for 20 months before being racked to tank for bottling.  This wine was racked quarterly during the first year.

Merlot 82.5%
Malbec 9.0%
Cabernet Franc 8.5%