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2017 Merlot Over and Play Dead

2017 Merlot Over and Play Dead
Merlot Over
Merlot Over Label
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Sonoma County
Alcohol %
13.5
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SKU: MLDSMER17

This is not a wimpy Merlot.  Slightly tongue-in-cheek, but this has always been the motto for our Merlot Over and Play Dead.  Winemaker Brenda Lynch's focus has always been on picking ripe Merlot fruit to get the black and red fruits she loves, and to get soft and ripe tannins.  The wine's label captures this "attitude"... a big, beefy bulldog saying "bite me" is our way of saying this in not your typical Merlot.

It’s all about the fruit.  For her “Dog Series” wines, Brenda has one goal in mind - create fruit-forward wines with varietally true aromatics, mid palette weight and flavor, and a full bodied and balanced finish.   Brenda sources her fruit from a variety of appellations within California always letting the quality of the fruit drive her selections. Her travels always seem to have stops in beach towns for a cold beer at the local pub, which she claims are an equally important part of her winemaking!

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Sonoma County
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2017 Merlot Over and Play Dead is medium-ruby in color and opens with fruit-forward aromas and flavors of red plums and cherries, with hints of black pepper spice and savory notes of tea leaf. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, nicely balanced and with a smooth, though dry finish.
Production Notes
300 cases produced
Food Pairing Notes
We look for food pairings that combine Merlot's natural affinity for beef with flavors that match the savory qualities of the wine. Our favorite is grilled hamburger, medium rare, covered in sauteed shitake mushrooms. A close second is meatloaf smothered in smokey bbq sauce.
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