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2012 Carter Estate Merlot

  • About the Wine:Carter Estate Merlot is a very dark horse indeed! Deep crimson hues soften only slightly at the edges in the inky depths of the glass. The bouquet is radiant in its complexity of aromas. Blueberries and rose petals mingle with a rich chocolate, coffee earthiness that is warmed with French oak. The flavors show the same intensity of character; the chocolate and spicy oak is tightly wrapped around the rich fruit core. This Merlot has a very long finish that is silky and firm with a shapely, tart tannic backbone.
  • About the Vineyard:The Freedom and Harmony blocks of Merlot occupy approximately 70 acres of our Wild Horse Peak Estate Vineyards. These two blocks are adjacent to one another: Freedom block east of Harmony, both blocks North of Thunderbolt. This may sound like directions uptown, but this large portion of our valley bench is fairly flat and well drained. The soils are gradations of alluvial decomposed granite and exposed volcanic outcroppings. The Merlot scion is clone 3, the original Inglenook clone. These vines are in their thirteenth leaf, planted in 1997.
  • Varietal:Merlot
  • Vintage:2012
  • Type:Red Wine
  • Alcohol %:14.7
  • pH:3.45
  • TA:.58 g/100mL
  • Residual Sugar:.38 g/100mL
  • Wine Volume (mL):750

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