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ARBOR CREST FOUR VINEYARDS MERLOT

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Arbor Crest Merlot.
Firm, focused and juicy, with black cherry and plum flavors that linger nicely on the crisp finish. Has firm tannins, which would be best with a nice roast. 3,500 cases made.

The Arbor Crest Merlot is an excellent example of a full-bodied Washington Merlot. Ripe and concentrated, this wine strings layers of intense raspberry, complex currant and blueberry notes, framed by spicy, vanilla-scented oak. Barrel-aged in French oak for eighteen months, this elegant wine finishes boldly with intense cherry, blackberry and plum flavors, lingering nicely on the palate. The vines are grown on original, ungrafted rootstock providing the grapes with intense varietal character. Arbor Crest Merlot vintage embodies a tradition of red wine excellence, ensuring a memorable tasting experience.

Bottle Size: .750

Winemaker Kristina Mielke-van Loben Sels the second generation of the Mielke family to oversee Arbor Crest and brings both education and practical skill to her work. A University of California at Davis fermentation science graduate, Kristina came to Arbor Crest after several years at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in Healdsburg, California .Her husband, James van Loben Sels, is an experienced viticulturist, which complements Kristina's skills nicely. Together, these two understand the complexities of grapes, soil, trellising, pruning, irrigation, and winemaking. They also share duties as the winery's general managers.
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