Castoro Estate Merlot 2016

Original Price $23.99
Current Price $18.97

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90pts & Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast: "Well rounded aromas of red cherry, wood smoke, cowboy leather and earth make for a very accessible entry to the nose of this affordably priced wine. There is a strong snap to the palate and an impressively chalky grip, offering flavors of dark cherry, cranberry and, on the finish, some vanilla." Dec 2018

Winery: "Mer­lot is one of the main Bor­deaux vari­etals and grows well in Paso Rob­les. This is a great alter­na­tive to Caber­net Sauvi­gnon when you are look­ing for some­thing slight­ly soft­er with more ele­gance. The fruit is dark berries, the vanil­la oak is mod­er­ate, and the tan­nins are polished.

The Estate Merlot has beautiful red and black fruits with floral aromas, so the goal of the oak is to frame the fruit, rather than hide the fruit. A combination of French and American oak adds a vanilla and spice richness complementing the fruit. There are ample tannins, but extended oak aging softens them creating an elegant, full wine."

Bottle 750ml, cork
Varietal 75% Merlot, 14% Petite Sirah, 11% Malbec
Alcohol 14%
Total Acidity 0.58g/100mL
pH 3.66
Aging 9 months French and American oak
Region Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Original Price $23.99
Current Price $18.97

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