Little Frances, Merlot, Sierra Foothills

Little Frances, Merlot, Sierra Foothills - 2018

Item # 14991 750mL
$26.96/ Single Bottle
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$323.52 $291.17/ Case of 12
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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.

Tasting Notes

This delicious Merlot shows red raspberry, sweet blueberry flavors and cranberry acidity keep this wine lip-smacking fresh. Fine tannins provide a taught and nervy structure through the wine.Sourced from the Ponderosa vineyard at Chacewater in Sierra Foothills. The vineyard is 34 acres in size, and the vines are 20+ year-old and planted on shallow soil over impenetrable rocks at 2000 ft elevation. Hand-harvested, destemmed to open top stainless steel fermentation tank and aged in neutral barrel for 10 months.

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Astor's Glossary of Terms


California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.


The next time you hear someone say they never touch Merlot, tell them that it's too bad, because you were just about to open a few bottles of Château Pétrus and Le Pin, and you have no one to share them with. Some wine drinkers are quick to dismiss varieties that become too fashionable, but Merlot is popular for good reason. It has one of the most impressive and distinctive textures of any wine,...

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