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2017 Estate Merlot

2017 Estate Merlot
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The Midnight estate vineyard was planted in the spring of 1996.  Uncle Eugene was out visiting and his physical labor was of course enlisted.  He tirelessly and without too much complaint, helped button stake the Merlot district that now bears his name.  The Eugene District consists of eight acres and typically yields two tons per acre of very structured fruit.  The first Estate Merlot was produced in 2000 and is still showing well after 20 years. Extended maceration of up to 60 days lends itself to a very structured, age-worthy wine.

Wine Specs
Paso Robles
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This 100% Merlot is, as always, very dark in color and richly provoking with its nose of smoky, earthy, plum, and leather. The mouthfeel is full with structured tannin from the black fruit, ripe plum, earth, and mineral flavor profiles. Dense and dusty tannins carry into the impossibly long finish with a chalkiness that features the true influence of Midnight’s estate calcareous soil.

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