Wines

2012 Merlot - Estate

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Our 2012 Estate Merlot traces it's heritage back to 1976, the first year Mill Creek released a stand alone varietal Merlot. The grapes originated from our estate property in Dry Creek Valley.  The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and was pumped over twice a day.  After malolactic fermentation, the new wine was racked into 60 gallon French and American oak barrels then aged for 14 months. After a light filtration, the total production of approximately 552 cases was bottled on May 2, 2014.  This Merlot begins with a nose of lavender, black cherry and creamy vanilla. Flavors are of chocolate and cherry. The wine has a medium ruby color and exhibits medium body with fine tannins.  Try with blue cheese or grilled New York strip steak.