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Once & Future Sangiacomo Vineyard Merlot 2017 750ml
SKU: 5172

Once & Future Sangiacomo Vineyard Merlot 2017

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Category Wine
Origin California, Napa Valley, Carneros
Brand Once & Future
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
The wine is fermented with indigenous yeast and aged in French oak. Rich fruit, herb, vanilla, and cedar notes lead seamlessly into the lush velvety texture and full cherry berry fruit flavors, accented with hints of tar and mineral. Delicious to drink in the near term, the ripe tannins and bright acidity promise flavor development over the next decade or more.
Wine Advocate
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The 2017 Merlot Sangiacomo Vineyard comes from 33-year-old vines planted in gravelly clay loam, harvested on October 3. It aged in 25% new French oak. Medium to deep ruby, it's scented of cocoa, crushed black cherries, black plum and touches of vanilla bean with red cherry sparks. The palate is medium-bodied and very silky with elegantly restrained fruits, a granulated frame and integrated freshness, finishing long. This is a very pretty and fresh style of Merlot. 226 cases were made.

December 19, 2019
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The 2017 Merlot Sangiacomo Vineyard is ripe, pliant and super-expressive. Leather, smoke, cedar, tobacco, incense, blackberry and chocolate all emerge over time. The 2017 is bold and racy, and yet it retains aromatic intensity despite its elevated ripeness. This is a decidedly earthy, savory style of Merlot.

May 2019

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