||1% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 86% Merlot, 1% Malbec
||2012 was a great growing season for red varietals. A wet spring with rains stopping at flowering set up an extended growing season with moderate temperatures of 88-90ºF. Cool nights and foggy mornings allowed for a slow, gentle ripening, giving full fruit expression and ripe tannins.
||We harvested the grapes for this wine earlier than last year, starting on September 15 and finishing on October 24.
||Fermentation: 100% stainless steel with daily pump-overs to increase color and flavor extraction. Juice on the skins for 21 days. Malolatic fermentation: done.
||100% oak aged for 14 months in a combination of small French and American oak barrels; 20% new.
||You’d enjoy pairing it with wild mushroom risotto, goat cheese ravioli with brown butter and hazelnuts, or a roasted lamb leg with stone fruit chutney.
||Price Simi Sonoma County Merlot 2012 HK$ 190.00