Gold

Brander 2018 Merlot

Featured in our Gold Wine of the Month Club

Los Olivos District AVA
91 Points — Antonio Galloni's Vinous
 
Appellation
Mesa Verde Vineyard, Los Olivos District - Santa Ynez Valley AVA
Grapes
100% Merlot
Aged
14 months in oak and stainless steel
Cases Produced
676
Alcohol
13.8%
Sweetness Level
Dry
Winemaking
Organic vineyard practices (not certified), hand-harvested
Diet Friendly
Low sugar, Low carb, Paleo, Keto


The Brander Merlot is always a favorite crowd pleaser, and the 2018 is no different. The ninth vintage from the neighboring Mesa Verde Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley’s Los Olivos District, the 2018 Merlot is bold, bright and well balanced from start to finish. Dark ruby in color, this wine offers gorgeous, pure fruit with a nose of fresh strawberry and flavors of cherry, raspberry and peaches. The medium weight of this wine makes it the perfect choice to enjoy this summer outdoors with a meal or on its own. Enjoy!

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