2015 Provance Merlot - Proprietor's Reserve
Everyone drinks Merlot, but this one tastes really great! Big up front fruit with a light toast on the back palate. Great with any meal selection or a combination of cheeses and olives! Our dedication to produce the highest quality of wines reflects our passion for great food, wine and friends.
Our Proprietor's Reserve Provance 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 Petite Verdot varietal in the blend adds refinement, depth, and structure for a long lasting finish.
After harvesting in late October, fruit for our Provance Merlot fermented in stainless steel. Once fermentation was complete, our Merlot (Mendocino) was barrel aged in French oak barrels for thirty-eight (38) months, 30% of which are new barrels. The Central Coast Merlot has been aged 24 months (24) in French oak, 50% new French providing an extremely well aged toasted finish. Blending this wine together provided a rather unique and delicious wine!
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!
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