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2015 James O'Neil Merlot

2015 James O'Neil Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Alcohol %
14.8

2015 James O'Neil Merlot

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SKU: 15ML712J
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
When given the same attention to detail, Merlot can shine! If planted in the proper soil and cultivated the same way that the best Cabernet Sauvignon in the world are, than the outcome is the 2015 James O’Neil Merlot. This Merlot is defined by its structure, but it is the layers of black oily fruit that has been distilled down into a savory mixture of minerality and bitter coca powder. The length is undeniable, as the full body richness exudes luxury and power that only few Merlots in the world can achieve. This wine cannot be matched, enjoy over the next 30 years.
Vineyard Notes
The 2015 vintage started earlier than normal due to warm temperatures in the early spring, but cold temperatures in May caused an uneven fruit set, resulting in smaller crops and lower yields. Consistently high temperatures through the rest of the growing season led to one of the earliest harvests on record, with most of the fruit off the vines by the end of September. Overall, the fruit quality was high. There were no rain events or cool offs during the peak of harvest, which allowed for clean, ripe fruit and ultimately beautiful tasty wines.