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30 Degrees Monterey Merlot

2012 Black cherry and blueberry intermingle elegantly with the vanilla oak component to result in a rich mouthfeel with a long lingering finish.
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$26.00 / Bottle   $312.00 / Case
SALE $15.99 / Bottle   $191.88 / Case
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Alison Crowe, winemaker, has made wine at Chalone Vineyard, Curtis Winery, Byington Vineyards & Winery, Bonny Doon Vineyards and Bodegas Salentein in Mendoza, Argentina. She currently makes award-winning coastal California wines from the Russian River in the north to Santa Barbara County in the south.

In Monterey County, Arroyo Loma Vineyard’s Merlot grapes are some of the last fruit picked. Arroyo Loma was the obvious choice for this Monterey County Merlot. With an exceptionally long hang time, accompanied by an excellent combination of hot days and cool nights the Merlot grapes maintain their acidity, keep their rich aromas, and express a deep almost-black-purple. The wine is fermented at low temperatures to maintain its flavors and structure. This Merlot’s subtle French and American oak components compliment the fruit tannins but don’t overwhelm the mouth-feel of the wine.