2011 Back Seat Brunette
Origin: Coquelicot Estate Vineyard
Varietals: 100% Merlot
Harvested: October 2001
Alc: 14.5% Alc. By Vol.
Aging: 15% New French Oak Barrels for 18 Months
Bottles: Summer 2013
I find myself reminding people that merlot is a grape that has so much fitness and character. This merlot has a beautiful bouquet of purple flowers, dusty cocoa cherry, the flesh of a summer plum and baking spices. On the palate it is soft and delicate with nice fruit and minerality. The tannins are well integrated and the wine is plush with ample mouth coating acidity. The wine has a lengthy finish that hits your entire palate.