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Pellegrini Wine Company
Merlot
Pellegrini wines have earned a reputation for consistent quality. Their wines are made from grapes sourced from select vineyards in Russian River Valley & Sonoma County, including Olivet Lane Vineyard. The winemaking style emphasizes balance over power and exhibit regional characteristics representative of the appellations. Pellegrini wines have won numerous gold medals and trade press accolades. They are dedicated to making small-lot wines, handcrafting vineyard designated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from our estate-grown grapes and regional appellation blends.

Owner: Pellegrini Family
Winemaker: Pellegrini Family
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Merlot

Vineyard Location: Sonoma County

Vinification
Upon arrival, the grapes were destemmed and transferred by gravity to stainless steel open top fermenters. After a 5 day cold maceration, the must was allowed to heat up and begin fermentation with indigenous yeasts. The cap was punched down up to three times daily and pressed off after a two week extended maceration post fermentation. Once pressed and moved to barrel the new wine underwent a slow Malolactic fermentation with native flora to preserve the expression. The wine was aged for 18 months in a combination of French and American Oak barrels, one-third of them new.

Tasting Notes
Color: Vibrant deep red berry in color
Bouquet: An elegant Merlot with opulent, forward blackberry fruit, a hint of herbs and rich cocoa notes on the finish
Flavor: Medium bodied, the firm tannic backbone is tempered with a lush, velvety mouth feel. This is a well-structured wine that shows a generous mid-palate and moderate length.

Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 60°F