2012 Yulupa Merlot

Kenwood Vineyards Yulupa Merlot is a wine specially crafted from select barrel lots of wines made from California’s best appellations. Jammy fruit aromas of ripe berries and plum are beautifully balanced by complex flavors of cola, vanilla and forest floor. Silky smooth tannins with excellent structure provide a rich mouthfeel and a lingering finish.

Winemaker Notes

Kenwood Vineyards Yulupa Merlot is a wine specially crafted for our on-premise customers. This wine is produced from select barrel lots of wines made from grapes sourced in Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties. Entering the first year of drought, the 2012 vintage produced fully ripe fruit with delightfully intricate flavor. Throughout harvest, fermentation and aging, we kept the individual vineyard lots separate. Before bottling our winemakers tasted every barrel group to select those that complement each other. The final blend includes a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon to add complexity and body to the wine.

Food Pairings

This delightful and approachable Merlot is an ideal accompaniment to pork, veal and lamb dishes, or for simply enjoying on its own.

Wine Profile

APPELLATION
California

COMPOSITION
93% Merlot
7% Cabernet Sauvignon

AGING
20 months in French and American oak

ALC. BY VOL.
13.5%

ACID/PH
6.9 / 3.49