2019 Trentadue Estate Scott Henry Merlot

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Tasting Notes

The grapes for our 2019 Trentadue Estate Merlot came entirely from block 510 North. The average sugar at harvest was 25.5 Brix- ideal for making high quality, age worthy wines. Post fermentation the wine was aged on the grape skins for total of 21 days. Post pressing the wine was racked twice and pumped into 50% new French oak barrels and the rest went into older, mixed barrels.

Only 6 barrels were hand selected from Block 510 Merlot. The 2019 is a fine example of the ability of this classic Bordeaux variety to make solid, tasty and age worthy wines. The main aromas and flavors are of dark cherry, plums, a bit of black licorice and dark olives. The new oak barrels contribute a touch of vanilla, brown sugar, cocoa dust and toast. On the mouth the wine is almost heavy but balancing the acidity and the tannins well for such a young wine. This wine will age well and will reward your patience if stored well in the next 3-6 years.

Cheers!

 

2019 Trentadue Estate Scott Henry Merlot