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Opolo 2010 Merlot Summit Creek

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2010 Merlot

Summit Creek
Paso Robles AVA
Gold Wine Club Selection
Special Selection — Gold Medal Wine Club

Grapes
100% Merlot
Aged
17 months in oak
Cases Produced
1412
Enjoy Until
2018


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!

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