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2012 James O'Neil Merlot

2012 James O'Neil Merlot
Wine Specs
Napa Valley
Alcohol %

2012 James O'Neil Merlot

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SKU: 12ML712J
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The 2012 Vintage heralded dark ripe fruit that is prevalent in this estate jewel.  On the nose, a light floral characteristic intertwines with a hint of anise and spice that intrigues the senses and sets this wine apart from others.  Round and sweet black cherry and milk chocolate essences coat the palate ensuring that this wine is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  Lush and elegant this wine has a texture that showcases the best merlot Sullivan Vineyards produces.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Harvested 10/4/1012 - 10/16/2012
Production Notes
100% New French Oak
Winemaker Notes
82% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot
Aged 22 months
Other Notes
222 cases produced
Vintage Notes

This vintage will be remembered as one of the best ever for Napa Valley, and recalled the classic vintages that built Napa’s world class reputation. Summer and fall brought warm temperatures, but no heat waves, and a return to the classic Valley diurnal cycle. The results were moderate alcohol and crisp acidity with deep, rich color saturation and intense tannins, inviting comparisons with 2001, 2002 and 2007, but at record crop levels.