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2018 Founders Selection Madonna Estate Merlot

Our Merlot fruit was brought into the winery, destemmed, and the whole berry fermented at elevated temperatures in stainless steel tanks.  The fruit was punched down two times a day and pumped over three times daily throughout the fermentation process until the wine reached dryness.  Upon completion of pressing, it was racked once and placed in small French oak barrels to age for 18 months.  The Merlot has aromas of  cherry and berry jam flavors. On the palate, a hint of jam and rich cherry is balanced by sweet toasty French oak and medium tannin structure.

Pair with roasted vegetables, roast duck, turkey, and lean cuts of beef.

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$38.00 per Bottle
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$456.00 per Case

Wine Profile

Vintage 2018
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Merlot
Varietal Composition 100% Merlot
Appellation Carneros
Size 750 ml