2016 Foley Johnson Handmade Merlot, Rutherford
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.
18 months in 50% new French Oak
July 17, 2018