Amour Merlot 2019

$85

A single varietal, pure Merlot from a single estate vineyard.

Yes this is the one! - Perfect ruby color, purity and precision, the wine is energetic and alive in the mouth leaving no doubt why this estate grown, single-vineyard Merlot repeatedly wins gold medals.

The wine is a melding of noble character with fine elegance and great style - This is Merlot as it was meant to be, an ideal pairing for chocolate desserts, excellent with soft meats such as pork chop, rack of lamb or filet mignon.

A wonderfully expressive nose, full of berry and cherry aromas with hints of herbs and spice, hinting at the complexity of great fruit. On the palate, the luscious, creamy cherry-dark chocolate texture carries plenty of fruit, the licorices extending the flavor profile, with soft, supple, slightly earthy tannin and cedar finish.
Thanks to abundant rain in spring, vines were given a healthy start. The weather through the growing season was even with only moderate heat events, followed by cool and steady weather through harvest.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.
Cases produced = 290. No allergens were used in the making of this wine.
Color Red
Vintage 2019
Harvest Date 1st Oct 2019
Style Red Bordeaux
Appellation Dry Creek Valley
Varietal Merlot
Date Bottled 26th Jul 2021
Drinkable 2022 - 2032
Alcohol 14.50%