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2016 Foley Johnson Handmade Merlot, Rutherford

2016 Foley Johnson Handmade Merlot, Rutherford

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$48.00
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SKU: 009158

Aromas of ripe plum, black cherry, clove, and cocoa dust. These enticing aromas complement the vivid raspberry, red currant, dried herb and tobacco flavors present on the palate.

Winemaker Notes
In the heart of the Foley Johnson Rutherford Estate, our Merlot is farmed in the famous “Rutherford Dust” that yields small, yet intense clusters from well-balanced vines. The ideal growing conditions in the vineyard allow our Bordeaux varietals to reach full maturity on the vine without taking on the green, leafy taste of under-ripe fruit. The grapes were harvested between September 7 - October 13, 2016, under clear skies. The wine went through 100% malolactic fermentation and aged for 18 months in 50% new French Oak before going into bottle on July 17, 2018.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy this complex wine with an herb and garlic roasted pork loin or a grilled ribeye steak with caramelized onions and mushrooms.
Composition
100% Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Rutherford
Acid
5.8 g/L
pH
3.75
Aging
18 months in 50% new French Oak
Bottling Date
July 17, 2018
Alcohol %
15.00