Estate Merriment 2012

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Estate Merriment 2012

Walla Walla Valley, Washington

WINEMAKER NOTES

Our 2012 Estate Merriment represents our flagship here at Basel Cellars and was proudly crafted from the best blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec to give you a true reflection of our high tier Bordeaux blend. Old world tradition and techniques were practiced; from the expressive terroir where these grapes were grown, to best selected French oak barrels where they patiently matured.

The 2012 Estate Merriment displays notes of ripe, red berry fruits, dried herbs and cassis on the vibrant nose. With a little time in the glass, hints of dark plum, violets and cedar will surprise your senses. The mouth feel is elegant, where bright fruit and toasty oak marry beautifully. Bright acidity rounds off the mouth feel and ensures for a long lingering finish through luscious layers of intense fruit. Firm, mature tannins frame the structure of this wine to make it more complex and balanced. This Cuvee can easily mature to perfection in your cellar for 5-10 years.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Vintage: 2012
Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Oak: 22 months in 100% French, 80% New, 20% Neutral
Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 286 cases

OTHER VINTAGES AVAILABLE
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PAIRING

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