Merlot

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Two Jakes 2011 Merlot
Two Jakes 2011 Merlot

The 2011 was harvested in late October in cool conditions which achieved full ripeness at low brix. Fermented traditionally and aged in neutral cooperage for 26 months to refine its dense, hard tannins and lend subtle nuances of vanilla and toffee. The wine you will encounter offers lush and generous fruit enjoyable today but with potential for substantial bottle age.

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2011 Merlot (Two Jakes)
2011 Merlot (Two Jakes)

Our vineyard is located in a site with rocky granitic soils that result in a very different expression of Merlot from the typical California profile. The persistent sunny rays at the high altitude impart extravagant color and bright pomegranate aromas with no vegetal aspect. Our proximity to Clear Lake’s afternoon cooling “lake effect” preserves these aromas. While our volcanic soils produce solid, age-worthy tannins which impart amazing ageworthiness.

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