181 Lodi Merlot 2010

Merlot from California

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Item No. 115967
  • red wine
    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Wine Style Guide

    Light & Fruity

    Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

    Smooth & Supple

    Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

    Earthy & Spicy

    Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

    Big & Bold

    Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

    Alcohol By Volume Guide

    • 10%
    • 16+%
    Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

    Winemaker's Notes

    181 is classic Bordeaux-style Merlot, elegantly opening with aromas of black cherry, vanilla and toasty spice. Fresh fruit flavors of black cherry compote and red currant fuse seamlessly with spicy cedar and vanilla. The finish is lingering and luxurious. With balanced tannins and acidity, this medium bodied wine is a perfect companion to oven-roasted turkey, pork dumplings or a light green salad with Roquefort and pear.

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    Learn About 181

    The 181 Merlot clone traces its origins to Pomerol in Bordeaux, where it is highly valued due to its suitability to the red clay soils of the region. Clay soil retains water well and stays cool longer in spring, thus delaying bud break which is a desired outcome for Merlot. The red soils of our Clay Station Vineyard in Lodi are similar to the red soils in Pomerol, making 181 the perfect clone to grow rich, luscious Merlot.

    Learn About Other California

    California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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    Learn About Merlot

    Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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    Winemaker's Notes 181 Merlot is a lavish expression of classic Bordeaux style Merlot, bursting with plush tannins and sumptuous notes ...
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