Mirassou California Merlot brims with aromas and flavors of ripe strawberry, jammy raspberry and ambrosial spring bounty. Delectably supple, this Merlot has layers of vanilla and toasted oak that meld to create a luscious mouthfeel and a smooth, lingering finish.
|Wine maker notes
|Grapes for our California Merlot were gently destemmed, resulting in some whole berries. The must was fermented in a combination of cone sweep, rotary and upright fermenters at a maximum temperature of 85°F for five to seven days before undergoing malolactic fermentation.
|Six Generations of Winemaking Tradition
The Mirassou family has been growing grapes and crafting superior wines in the sun-drenched hills of California since 1854, earning the family the proud distinction of being America’s oldest winemaking family.