2010 Cypress Vineyards Merlot

The windswept Cypress tree, the unmistakable signature plant of California’s coastal terrain, owes its gnarled appearance to the maritime air’s persistent movement either inland or seaward.  The ocean’s influence on the Central Coast winegrowing region is significant – keeping coastal and inland valley’s refreshingly cool at night, while preserving the grape’s natural acidity and flavor.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin:  Central Coast
Composition: 8o% Merlot, 16% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petite Sirah.
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.68
  Total Acidity: 0.66g/100ml
  Alcohol: 13.72% alcohol by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.31 g/100ml

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
The 2010 Cypress Vineyards Merlot presents a garnet red color of medium density with hues indicative of full maturation. Fruit aromas of cherry, raspberry and passionfruit are complemented by a bouquet of toasted oak and cocoa powder. A large portion of Malbec in the blend increases the fruit signature with a hibuscus character. The round texture and comfortable weight of this wine is followed by a sweet, mature finish. 2010 Cypress Vineyards Merlot would pair wonderfully with beef filets with a red wine sauce or barbecued ribs. This wine can be enjoyed in its youth or cellared up to five years.

 Price: $10.00 750ml

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