Lava Cap Sierra Foothills Merlot 2017 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Lava Cap Sierra Foothills Merlot 2017

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Lava Cap Sierra Foothills Merlot 2017

SKU 05954

750ml Bottle

The Merlot berries were fermented for 10 days on the skins with frequent punchdowns. To preserve the well structured cherry flavors and full bodied fruit characteristics, the wine was aged for 22 months in 2nd fill French oak. This delicate balance allows the slight toasti-ness to present itself on the finish without taking the spotlight from the fruit.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Sierra Foothills, El Dorado
Brand Lava Cap
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine EnthusiastDeep and plummy in flavor, this concentrated and full-bodied wine frames rich blackberry and black plum flavors with moderate tannins. Subtle oak spices add some complexity and linger on the finish, adding extra interest.

Jim Gordon, October 1, 2020