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2006 Merlot

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$19.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 06MERL

For LMR Corral Club members only

Inspired by the lushness of an auction lot that we offered at the Napa Valley Premiere barrel auction, we bottled a few cases of the 2006 vintage to share with our Club members.

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2006 Merlot

For LMR Corral Club members only

Our Merlot vineyard produces elegant wines that have been a component in both our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Ranch House Red.

Inspired by the lushness of an auction lot that we offered at the Napa Valley Premiere barrel auction, we bottled a few cases of the 2006 vintage to share with our Club members.

Join our Club!

Wine Specs
Vintage
2006
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 21 & October 24, 2006
Sugar
24.2°- 25.4°
Aging
Aged in new and used (50/50) French oak by Seguin Moreau and Taransaud
Alcohol %
13.5
Winemaker Notes
”The warmth and depth of this right-bank-styled Merlot draws you into layers of black cherry, mineral/flint and green peppercorn even before you take that first sip. Effusive and ever-changing, this wine reveals itself patiently and persistently in a pleasant, old world meets new world, way.
The range of red fruits runs from dried plum to black cherry, but is well complemented by sweet, integrated oak, subtle smoky notes and minerality. The texture is supple, coating and round. Sweet extraction, LMR terroir and complexity from a dash of Cabernet Franc make this Merlot one that draws you back at every turn.” - Ashley Heisey
Vineyard Notes
Nestled behind our winery at 900 feet elevation, we have re-created a two-acre vineyard on one of the original pre-prohibition sites. Planted to Merlot in 1998, the vines are nearing maturity. We generally pick this vineyard in two to four blocks and ferment as small lots.
Food Pairing Notes
Perfect with LMR Grass-fed Highland beef, with lamb, or with roasted game.
Production Notes
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Other Notes
55 cases