2020 Family Reserve Merlot
Item No. 1023933476  •  In Stock - Ships in 2-3 Business Days

2020 Family Reserve Merlot
2020 Family Reserve Merlot

This Merlot is a dry, medium-bodied wine with tart fruit flavors and well integrated tannins.

$41.99club price: $33.59
Add to Cart
Gift this item »

About This Item

DESCRIPTION:

Displays multiple layers of aroma and flavor with moderate acidity and soft yet present tannins. 


WINE MAKING NOTES:

Grape Blend: 89% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petite Sirah

TA: 6.3 gm/L  |  PH: 3.54 |  RS: 0.42  |  Alcohol: 15.5%

Fermentation: open ferment  |  Oak: American and French  | Oak age: 21 months  |  Harvest Brix: 23.3 (average)  |  Bottle Date: April 27, 2022  |  Cases Produced: 503  |  Maturity: now until 2025


PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:

This Merlot will pair well with Cuban sandwiches served with black beans and rice or Moroccan kabob dishes. 


FLAVORS AND AROMAS:

Flavors of tart cherries, plums and layered with spice. The wine displays aromas of oak spice, vanilla and tobacco. 


VINEYARD NOTES:

Grown in Temecula Valley. 


WINEMAKER - Kestutis Vizgirda

Kestutis "Gus" Vizgirda believes the secret to good winemaking begins in the vineyard. That's why throughout the growing season you will find him touring the rows of varietals and envisioning the kinds of wines he will produce from the harvest.  For over two decades, Vizgirda has worked at several local wineries, working with some of the Valley's best winemakers to refine his craft. Today, he has developed his own unique approach to making wine and has won gold medals for several of his varietals.

In addition to serving as Wilson Creek's Winemaker, Vizgirda teaches wine classes at Mt. San Jacinto College and San Diego State University Extended Studies campus. He is also a judge at several local and international wine competitions.