Once & Future, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Merlot

Once & Future, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Merlot - 2018

Item # 41729 750mL
$62.99/ Single Bottle
$755.88 $566.91/ Case of 12
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Winemaker Joel Peterson has a long history in California having started at Ravenswood in the 1970s. Decades later, he's crafting small production Napa wines that are ageworthy and meaningful. This comes from 32 year old vines planted in gravel, clay and loam soils. The grapes were hand-harvested, crushed and then fermented with ambient yeasts in small, open top, French oak of which 25% was new.

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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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