2012 Euclid Merlot
98.5 % Merlot, 1.5% Cabernet
The 2012 Vintage Euclid Merlot is from the Corrigan Vineyard in Calistoga along the Silverado Trail.
The grapes were picked by hand early in the morning of 9-15-12. The clusters were hand sorted at the winery and fermentation was begun on the 16th of sept. The tank was warmed during the early stages of fermentation to allow for full extraction of flavors from the skins. The wine was aged in 20% new French oak barrels and 80% once used French oak for 18 months.
The wine is soft and seductive with good balance and acidity. It has aromas of toasted honey on the entry with notes of cherries, pomegranate , ginger bread spice, sage, white pepper.
This is a soft, juicy fruit forward wine with a velvet mouthwatering texture. It has flavors of dark cherries, blackberry with wood notes of white pepper, chocolate, caramel and cedar.
173 cases were produced.