Provenance Vineyards Carneros Merlot (half-bottle) 2001 Front Label
Provenance Vineyards Carneros Merlot (half-bottle) 2001 Front Label

Provenance Vineyards Carneros Merlot (half-bottle) 2001

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We destemmed the grapes, but did not crush them. After cold soaking the grapes for two days, we added a selection of yeast to start fermentation. Careful monitoring of the fermentation, careful separation of the wine from the skins, natural clarification by gravity and age-old Bordeaux techniques that allow development for a year and a half produced a wine that is elegant yet powerfully rich. We crafted this wine to be reflective of the vintage, varietal and this famed subappellation of Napa Valley. Our 2001 Carneros Merlot has a deep garnet color and forward aromas of black cherry and mocha with a hint of tea leaf. In the mouth, the herbal note is joined by cloves and licorice, and the wine has a long, round finish.

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Provenance Vineyards, California
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As their name suggests, the pedigree of Provenance wines is of utmost importance. They go straight to the source for the highest quality fruit in the Napa Valley, forging enduring relationships with the region’s top wine grape producers. Their winemakers are purists, relying on the finest winemaking traditions to extract elegant, powerful wines that express their premium vineyard origins rather than the winemakers’ interventions.. 

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Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse, Carneros is set in the rolling hills that straddle the southernmost parts of both Sonoma and Napa counties. The cooling winds from the abutting San Pablo Bay, combined with lots of midday California sunshine, create an ideal environment for producing wines with a perfect balance of crisp acidity and well-ripened fruit.

This cooler pocket of California lends itself to growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Carneros is an important source of sparkling wines made in the style of Champagne as well.

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