' DeLiese Cellars - Wine Selection

2013 Provance Merlot - Santa Barbara County

$42.00 per Bottle
 

Tasting Notes

Our 2013 DeLiese Cellars Provance Merlot shows deep, intense aromas of berry fruit, strawberry and tobacco notes. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with mild acids and soft oak notes reminiscent of the true essence of Merlot. A long, balanced and smooth finish leaves a memorable impression.

Production Notes

Varietal: 92% Merlot, 8% Petite Syrah

Winemaker Notes

After harvesting, fruit for our Provance Merlot is whole-cluster pressed and subsequently fermented in stainless steel. Once fermentation was complete, our Provance Merlot was barrel aged in French oak barrels for 18 months, 25% of which are new, 50% old and 25% neutral oak adding complexity and great balance to the bright fruit qualities of this wine. The wine is racked twice during barrel aging and sterile filtered just prior to bottling.
Vintage 2013
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Merlot
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Aging 18 months in FO
Alcohol % 15.2
Size 750 ml