The Path Merlot

Product Details

Case Code
US012
Range
The Path
Grape
Merlot
Country Of Origin
USA
Producer
Don Sebastiani
Size
75cl
Colour
Red
Region
California
Style
Still
Abv
13.5%
Vegetarian Friendly
Yes
Vegan Friendly
Yes
Vintage
2020
Material
Glass
Closure
Cork
Case Size
12
Grape 2
Petite Sirah
Gluten Free
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Ph
3.52
Total Acidity
6.5 g/l

Tasting Notes

On the palate, this Merlot is juicy with flavours of Bing cherry, blackberry and notes of crushed herb all underpinned by the spice from the French Oak the wine sees during aging. This medium-bodied wine is well-integrated with balanced fruit, oak and acidity and leaves a lasting finish.

Additional Info

An unusually warm winter and spring droughts led to earlier budbreak and lower yields while record heat waves during growing season resulted in a higher concentration of fruit flavour in the grapes. Those same conditions led to uncontrollable wildfires in late August and early September. Thankfully, The Path completed harvest before the fires and the smoke arrived, so thewines weren’t ever in jeopardy of getting smoke tainted. The 2020 vintage wines have greater depth, more complexity and unique aromatics compared to previous vintages.

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