2015 Merlot "Pico Creek"
Our 2015 Pico Creek Merlot is an exquisite rebuttal to those who might forget the noble lineage of this regal grape variety. This vintage shows its potential starting with its dark garnet color. Aromatics of plum and ripe raspberry are immediately apparent as this wine is poured into the glass and undertones of vanilla and clove underpin the fruit and add complexity. Lush, ripe plum leads the attack through the weighty midpalate and finishes with silky, well-composed tannins. This merlot is a worthy partner for a range of dishes, but will show itself best when paired with foods featuring cream-based sauces. In its youth, you may choose to decant this wine an hour before service.
Appellation: Paso Robles
Composition: 77% Merlot, 22% Malbec
Cooperage: 20% Once Used French Oak, 80% Neutral Oak