2009 "PICO CREEK" MERLOT

87% Merlot
Hearst Ranch Winery

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $30.00
club price: n/a
available:None
cases:630
formats: 750mL
released:Sep 1, 2011
date profiled:Oct 12, 2012
region:Central Coast
AVA:Paso Robles
vineyards:Various
estate fruit:No
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:Blended
alcohol:14.5%
fined:No
filtered:No
oak type:30% French |70% Neutra ... 30% French |70% Neutral  
oak barrels:30% New  
oak aging: 18 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
merlot 87% Paso Robles
petite verdot 13% Paso Robles
 
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Winemaker Jeremy Leffert Notes
Garnet in color with astounding clarity and medium intensity, "Pico Creek" showcases classic Merlot aromas of cherry, plum, raspberry, cigar box, black pepper, with a nice inclusion of French oak. The front end of the flavor profile brings pleasing cherry flavors transitioning to a blackberry driven mid palate with incredible acidity and structure, which sets the stage for the finish line. Our 2009 "Pico Creek" Merlot has a lovely finish driven by raspberry, spice, tea, forest floor and long velvety tannin. Merlot has outstanding potential as a varietal despite its' negative press. Typically, Merlot finishes short. We have discovered that using a fair amount of our estate Petit Verdot lengthens the finish and additionally adds struc ...more... ture and grip to the back end.
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