2012 Limited Release Magnum Pahlmeyer Merlot

Indigo at the core with garnet edges, this gorgeous Merlot leads with aromas of candied violet, red plum and ripe fig. A beautiful
freshness accompanies mouthwatering flavors of dark red cherry and raspberry, layers of deep blue fruits and sophisticated
notes of savory grilled herbs. Ultra-plush and velvety with rich dark chocolate, espresso and earthy riverstone emerging
throughout the luxurious finish.

Composition

91% Merlot
7 % Petit Verdot
2% Cabernet Sauvignon

Critics

97 Points

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, August 1, 2015

“This continues to be a benchmark for Napa merlots for me with soft and velvety tannins, earth, mushroom and meat character. White truffle too…Full body and a juicy, long, long finish. Drink or hold.”

Winemaking

Winemaker:
Kale Anderson
Alcohol:
15.2%
Harvested:
October 6 to October 21, 2012
Bottled:
May 5, 2014
Released:
September 2, 2014

The grape clusters were hand-sorted, de-stemmed, and individual berries selected by our winemaking team. After three to nine days of a gentle cold soak in small open-top fermenters, the fruit began 100% native yeast fermentation. After two weeks, the
fruit was gently pressed and the juice was moved to barrel where it finished primary and malolactic fermentation, also native. The wine continued to age in 75% new, super fine-grained, medium-plus and heavy toasted French oak Bordeaux export barrels for
eighteen months. The wine was bottled unfined and minimally filtered.

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