2016 Cross Creek Winery Paso Robles, California 'Reserve' Merlot
This full-bodied, rich wine offers notes of black cherry, blackberry, licorice, cocoa, toast, cedar and coconut wood.
Country: United States
Brand: Cross Creek Winery
Item #: 46198
About This Wine:
Unlike in other wine-producing countries, estates are allowed to print the word on their labels without any specific qualifications. That said, at Cross Creek Winery, the use of the term is clearly defined internally.
It begins in the vineyard, where only the finest grapes are selected. It continues during the crushing and fermentation processes, where the juice is given as much time as needed to transform into a delicious elixir. Next comes the aging regimen selected, as the crew decides whether to use American oak, French oak or no oak at all.
The final decision involves how long to age the wine before bottling and releasing it. No decision is left to chance, and every decision is made with quality as the guiding light. All of that together is what makes Cross Creek Winery’s “Reserve” Merlot so enjoyable.