SOLD OUTOpolo 2010 Merlot
Featured in our Gold Wine of the Month Club
- Summit Creek
- Paso Robles AVA
- Special Selection — Gold Medal Wine Club
- 100% Merlot
- 17 months in oak
- Cases Produced
- Enjoy Until
Opolo Vineyards’ 2010 Merlot comes from the winery’s estate vineyards located on both the east and west sides of Paso Robles. The west side vineyard is set in a cooler environment with closer proximity to the Pacific Ocean, which promotes a longer growing season and allows the fruit to slowly ripen to full maturity while developing beautiful round flavors and intense varietal character. The east side vineyard is much warmer, promoting fruit with more tannic structure and aromatics. Blended together, the resulting 2010 Merlot is true to its varietal flavors, and showcases the potential for exceptionally expressive Merlot in the Paso Robles area.
Dark plum in color, the 2010 Merlot has rich aromas of violets, dark berries, black cherry, chocolate and black pepper. The lush palate of cherries and raspberries is interwoven with notes of tobacco and spice to create a delightfully complex wine with a full body and nice balance. Try pairing the 2010 Merlot with Beef Bourguignon. While this New Release has not yet been submitted for review, we know you’ll agree that the quality certainly speaks for itself!