2010 Picazo Merlot
Gold Medal Winner, SF Chronicle Wine Competition

2010 Picazo Merlot
Wine Specs
Livermore Valley
Vineyard Designation
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SKU: 21570525
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These merlot vines are chosen as the best of the area.  They're Ruby Hill's little secret.  The Picazos also market their own label.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine shows bright cherry plum and nutmeg flavors and aromas. A rich palate with high acidity, ample tannins and oak character are balanced to age nicely. With hints of leather and clove on the finish, it is a great sipping wine.
DOUBLE GOLD - National Women's Wine Competition CRITICS GOLD - Critics Challenge
Vineyard Notes
In the foothills of southern Livermore sits the gently sloping Picazo Vineyard, where Pam and Jose Picazo have been tending their vines since 2004. Their vines produce magnificent fruit as well as a welcome sanctuary for local wildlife. At dawn and dusk, deer, foxes and coyotes routinely wander among the vines while hawks and eagles circle the skies above.
Production Notes
Hand-harvested when fruit is fully ripe & cool. Sorted gently by both hand and machine. Cold-soaked 3 days, fermentation 10-14 days. Basket-pressed and transferred to French oak where it ages for 20 months w/ complete MLF. Single-pass filtration to bottling tank in June.
Winemaker Notes
Winemaker - Julian Halasz
Food Pairing Notes
The tobacco notes and high acidity go great with game or pork tenderloin or stew.
1,914 Cases
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