At DeLoach Vineyards we strive to produce distinctive wines that spotlight unique terroirs in a socially and environmentally responsible way, practice sustainable viticulture and utilize minimally intrusive winemaking techniques. The grapes for our Merlot were carefully chosen from cool, fog-influenced vineyards sustainably farmed throughout the Central Coast AVA.
The grapes for our Merlot were meticulously harvested during the middle of October. The wine underwent a three day cold soak with a three day fermentation that was followed by a three day extended maceration. The wine was then aged in 10% French oak (balance stainless steel) for 9 months.
Opening with aromas of strawberry, raspberry and bright cherry our 2012 Merlot pleases with a touch of mint, spice and pepper on the palate. Balanced, ripe tannins and a silky texture lead to a long enjoyable finish.