VINTAGE - 2010
APPELLATION - CENTRAL COAST, CALIFORNIA.
The windswept Cypress tree, the unmistakable signature plant of California’s coastal terrain, owes its gnarled appearance to the maritime air’s persistent movement inland and seaward. The ocean’s influence on the Central Coast winegrowing region is significant, keeping coastal and inland valleys refreshingly cool at night, while preserving the grapes’ natural acidity and flavor.
For Cypress Vineyards Merlot, the 2010 vintage was characterized by high winter rainfall and was the coolest growing season in a decade. This Merlot required very little soil irrigation, and most blocks went the first two months of summer without watering. Our passionate commitment to our Cypress Vineyards red wines is to preserve and showcase the great cherry and currant fruit
flavors resplendent in grapes grown in the Central Coast.
The 2010 Cypress Vineyards Merlot presents a garnet red color of medium density with hues indicative of full maturation. Fruit aromas of cherry, raspberry and passionfruit are complemented by a bouquet of toasted oak and cocoa powder. A large portion of Malbec in the blend increases the fruit signature with a hibuscus character. The round texture and comfortable weight of this
wine is followed by a sweet, mature finish. 2010 Cypress Vineyards Merlot would pair wonderfully with beef filets with a red wine sauce or barbecued ribs. This wine can be enjoyed in its youth or cellared up to five years.
2% Cabernet Sauvignon
2% Petite Sirah
Total Acidity 0.66 g/100ml
Alcohol 13.72% by volume
Residual Sugar 0.31 g/100ml