Fog Mountain Merlot 2019
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On the nose, this Merlot has aromas of baked plums alongside more delicate violet notes. A medium-bodied wine with well-structured tannins and flavours of red fruits including raspberry, strawberry and cherry pie, rounded out by hints of vanilla and cinnamon on the long, satisfying finish.
Fog Mountain pays homage to the Californian mountain ranges and the cooling fog, both of which have a huge influence on Californian viticulture. The mountains offer unique climatic conditions and varied soils on which to plant vines, while the fog, with its cooling effect, creates the ideal microclimate, prolonging the growing season and allowing the grapes to fully ripen. All the fruit for these wines is sourced exclusively from sustainably farmed vineyards throughout California, predominantly from the North Coast.
The wines are aged for six months, partially in oak, to round off the finish and add a hint of spice. The Merlot has aromas of baked plums and delicate floral notes on the nose, a palate of dark cherries with well-structured tannins and a long finish. The Cabernet Sauvignon, which includes a small amount of Petit Verdot and Merlot, presents luscious flavours of dried plums, medjool dates, redcurrants and bright berries with soft tannins and a polished, lingering finish.
From rolling hills to towering redwoods, the scenery along the North Coast is as memorable as the wine. With one of the coolest climates in the state, this region is home to more than half of wineries, including many of the most celebrated. And the North Coast’s renowned food artisans craft everything from olive oil to goat cheese, ensuring that your plate is as full as your glass.