Joseph Carr Merlot
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Joseph Carr Merlot

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Background Aaron Pott and Joseph Carr leapt at the opportunity to work together in producing this bold Bordeaux-style Merlot. The grapes are sourced from select vineyards in Napas prestigious Carneros AVA. Aarons experience working in Bordeaux along with a shared philosophy of producing elegant and complex yet approachable and balanced wines is evident in this offering. Winemaking The 2012 Merlot was hand-picked at the peak of flavor devel-opment from early September through October. Grapes were crushed then went through an 11-day fermentation period in 100% stainless steel with cap punch-downs three times daily to maximize flavor extraction. The wine was barrel-aged for 18 months in French oak, 50% new. Tasting Notes The wine features aromas of black cherry, chocolate, mint, root beer, vanilla, cedar, and roast beef. On the palate, a soft attack of roast meat, cherry, chocolate pudding, and sage is highlighted by a medium body and food-friendly acidity, leading to a textured finish. - Joseph Carr