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Lambert Bridge 2017 Merlot

Merlot

2017 Merlot

2017
Sonoma County
Member Exclusive65.00
65.00
$65.00

From the Winemaker

"I love our Merlot. Much of the fruit comes from our Chambers estate, a place that holds special meaning in my heart. This wine is always so elegant and pretty - I eat a lot of grilled veggies and it pairs perfectly!" - Jennifer Higgins

Tasting Notes

One could argue that Merlot is the heart and soul of Lambert Bridge. For decades, we have produced a wine of elegance and balance remaining true to our style of bright red fruit and refined tannins. This new vintage of Merlot pulls you in from the start offering a plethora of alluring characters and nuance. At first swirl, aromatics of dried strawberry and freshly cut roses spring forth from the glass. Several minutes of airing reveals dark cherry and milk chocolate notes unique to the 2017 vintage. On the palate, brandied cherries, dark plum and a touch of fine cedar build layers of flavor and texture. The mid palate is broad and dense with refined tannins that dance beautifully with a myriad of fruit flavors. We recommend that you lay this fine bottle of wine down for a while. Yes, it is beautiful now but will surely get better with continued bottle aging.

Specifics

Vintage
2017
Appellation
Sonoma County
Vineyards
Chambers Vineyard
Harvest Date
Release Date
September 2020
Blend
95% Merlot 3% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Malbec
Cases Produced
602 cases
Alcohol
14.2%
pH
3.54
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