2016 ANCIENT PEAKS "SANTA MARGARITA RANCH" PASO ROBLES MERLOT

2016 ANCIENT PEAKS PASO ROBLES MERLOT, CALIFORNIA. 88% Merlot, 12% Petit Sirah.

90 points Wine Advocate: "Wafting from the glass with notes of black cherries, cassis, fruitcake and mint, the 2016 Merlot from Ancient Peaks is full-bodied and velvety on the palate, with a generous core of savory fruit, powdery tannins and a long, flavorful finish. For the price, it's an incredible value."

Aged fifteen months in French and American oak, Ancient Peaks' Merlot is loaded with bold aromas of violets, dried cherries, toasty oak, and spice. This is a Merlot of depth and dimension on the palate, offering rich, layered black fruit flavors interwoven with nuances of blueberry, pomegranate, vanilla and sweet tobacco. A velvety texture is framed by sturdy yet supple tannins on the finish. Sourced entirely from Ancient Peaks' estate Margarita Vineyard in the cool southern end of Paso Robles. The Margarita Vineyard stands alone as the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles region, nestled into the rugged Santa Lucia Mountain range just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the new Santa Margarita Ranch AVA. The mountain peaks act as a gateway for cool marine air, resulting in an extended growing season that yields fruit with uncommon depth and structure. The peaks are also testaments to the tectonic forces that created Margarita Vineyard’s rare diversity of soils, ultimately fostering natural complexity in the wines. This is a truly delicious Merlot that packs a punch for the price. Top Value!
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