750 ML


Product Description

STYLE Aromas of black cherries, fresh plums, violet and dark chocolate overwhelm the bouquet. On the palate, the wine is layered with fresh bing cherries, baked plums, and mocha, softened by its delicate, almost luxurious texture, and given staying power with a long, raspberry and cocoa powder finish. CUVEE 85% Merlot 15% Cabernet Sauvignon WINEMAKING True to the Josh Cellars style, the 2011 Merlot saw a classic winemaking approach with a 24-hour cold soak, daily remontage to achieve flavor and tannin extraction, followed by a one week extended maceration. The wine saw a balanced oak regimen to maintain its approachable style, seeing French oak for up to 12 months. SOURCING Winemaker Wayne Donaldson and vintner Joseph Carr sought premium lots of Merlot fruit from across California that would deliver that signature Josh Cellars wine style: bold, rich, approachable. The Merlot for this 2011 wine was sourced from partner growers across, Napa, Monterey, Lodi, and Mendocino County, each source bringing unique complexities and expertly blended to ensure balance in the wine and a bold, rich flavor. TECHNICAL DATA Treatment: French Oak Alc/Vol: 13.9% TA: 5.5 g/L pH: 3.50 AVA: California


Varietal: Merlot

Region: North Coast