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Toad Hollow 2021 Merlot Bottle

2021 Merlot

Sonoma County
Richard McDowell’s Selection

Price: $19.99

For orders please call 707 431 1441 or email us at web@toadhollow.com.
We ship to all states except Mississippi.

FRANKIE'S NOTES

“As if Merlot isn’t easy drinking enough, our new Mendocino appellation Merlot from the cooler climate vineyards of this North Coast wine region has great upfront generous flavors and a soft finish. Our Merlot excels in casual occasions because it is both elegant and an easy sipper. Have a glass while waiting for that burger to come off the grill or while your pasta dish gets that final toss of garlic butter.”

AROMATICS & FLAVORS

A medium bodied red wine with a pretty Ruby garnet color. Aromas of violet, dark chocolate, and a little mint in the nose. Fresh flavors of plums, cherries, blueberries mix with some black pepper tones and finish with soft tannins for a very smooth wine.  

VINTAGE

Minimal rainfall and a warm summer led to lower fruit volumes and smaller berries. Smaller berries and lower yields brought intense concentration to the wines, with notable vibrancy.

FERMENTATION & AGING

The grapes were crushed and cold soaked before fermentation. When fermentation was complete, the wine was aged in older medium-plus American and French oak barrels for 18 months, for an elegant and well-structured finish. 

VINEYARDS

We’ve long sourced varietals from Mendocino County for the cool breezes carried up the Russian River mitigating the summer and fall warm weather. Merlot grapes grown in Mendocino have a liveliness that showcases the Toad Hollow easy drinking luscious style. 

TECHNICAL DATA

Varietal: 100% Merlot
Alcohol: 13.5%
TA: 0.55g/100 ml
pH: 3.64
RS: Dry
UPC: 711408012433
SRP: $19.99