2020 "The Duel" Dolcetto/Merlot
This wine has two distinct varietals, that tell the “story” of The Duel blend. Dolcetto vs. Merlot! Locked in a battle of equals, both grapes form an exciting and highly complex wine layered with dark fruits and supported by juicy berry notes, spices, and balanced tannins. Every vintage we use different grapes, but we always choose varietals that are thick-skinned, bold, and full of dark berry flavors.
The 2020 is no exception! It’s big and bold. The Merlot is fermented in stainless steel tanks and then transferred to French Oak barrels for several months. The Dolcetto is also fermented separately, and then barrel aged for 4 months. Before bottling, they are blended in a settling tank, and filtered.
Smells Like: Black fruits, baking spices, brown sugar and savory earth notes. Tastes Like: Blackberries, pomegranate, ripe plum and cola.
Recommend For: People who like blends, or “big reds” with lots of flavors and tannin.