' DeLiese Cellars - Wine Selection

2015 Provance Merlot - Proprietor's Reserve

$42.00 per Bottle
 

Everyone drinks Merlot, but this one tastes especially great!  Our Proprietor's Reserve Provance Merlot has a big up front fruit taste with a light toast on the back palate. It pairs well with any meal selection or a combination of cheeses and olives!  Our dedication to produce the highest quality wines reflects our passion for great food, wine, and friends.

Tasting Notes

Our DeLiese Cellars Proprietor’s Reserve Merlot underwent an even and extended maturation period that allowed for the outstanding flavor development so apparent in this beautifully balanced and structured wine. The aromas of briary wild blackberry and currant continue in the mouth with subtle notes of brown sugar and caramel. Inclusion of the Petit Verdot varietal in the blend adds refinement, depth, and structure for a long lasting finish.

Production Notes

After harvesting in late October, fruit for the DeLiese Merlot was fermented in stainless steel. Once fermentation was complete, our Merlot (Mendocino) was barrel-aged in French oak barrels for thirty-eight (38) months using 30% new barrels. This Central Coast Merlot has been aged twenty-four months (24) in French oak in 50% new barrels, providing an extremely well-aged toasted finish. Blending this wine together provides a rather unique and delicious wine!

Winemaker Notes

Our DeLiese Cellars wines are defined by their quality and consistency. The subtle climate of the central coast and Mendocino county contribute to produce lush, ripe fruit with deep silky character. This wine is no exception!
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Merlot
Appellation Mendocino / Santa Barbara County
Harvest Date 2015
Barrel Aging
38 Months & 24 Months in French Oak
Alcohol % 14.7%
Size 750 ml