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Ashes & Diamonds Merlot 2019 Product Shot
Ashes & Diamonds Merlot 2019 Product Shot

Ashes & Diamonds Merlot - 2019

The wine exhibits the rich, aromatic profile characteristic of Merlot, showcasing impeccable balance and elegance. The vineyard consistently delivers a delightful blend of sweet cherry and chocolate, harmoniously balanced by dried herbs. The 2019 vintage was marked by warm, consistent conditions, which facilitated an early harvest before the fruit became overly ripe, allowing the winemakers to preserve the wine's beautiful freshness. The wine's pH is 3.65, and the acidity level is 5.6 g/l, creating a well-structured and vibrant drinking experience.
  • Brand: Matthiasson
  • Region:California
  • Sub-Region:Napa County
  • Varietal:Merlot
  • Color:Red
  • Alcohol:13.5%
  • Size:750ml

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  • Country:United States
  • Climate:Marine climate
  • Soil:Rocky and volcanic soils
  • Vine Age (year planted):The vineyard was originally planted by Mondavi back in the 1980s, and the mature vines are fully adapted to their site, producing elegant but full Merlot year in and year out
  • Fermentation:The fruit was fermented in a small, open-top tank and punched down by hand two to three times a day, depending on the rate of extraction
  • Elevage:The wine was aged in 25% new French oak Bousset barrels and the rest older neutral barrels. The wine was bottled after 20 months of elevage, with no rackings
  • Total Production:228 cases produced