' 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. Unfortunately this wine did not last long and is only available through DLC Wine Club Membership.

Production Notes

After harvesting, the fruit for our Provance Merlot was whole-cluster pressed and subsequently fermented in stainless steel. Once fermentation was completed, our Provance Merlot was barrel aged in French oak barrels for eighteen (18) months. 25% of the barrels were new, 50% were old, and 25% were neutral oak, adding complexity and great balance to the bright fruit qualities of this wine. The wine was racked twice during barrel aging and sterile filtered just prior to bottling.
Vintage 2013
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Merlot
Varietal Composition
92% Merlot
8% Petit Sirah
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Harvest Date 2013
Barrel Aging
18 Months in French Oak
Alcohol % 15.2
Size 750 ml