Cypress Vineyards Merlot

2012 Cypress Vineyards Merlot

PRODUCTION NOTES
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 2012 vintage followed a dry winter with rainfall totals just half of normal. The spring vine growth was supported by irrigation in April and May, followed by two months of summer without watering to ensure good tannin ripeness in the final wine. Our passionate commitment to Cypress Vineyards red wines is to preserve and showcase the great cherry and currant fruit flavors resplendent in grapes grown in the Central Coast.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin:  Central Coast, California
Composition: 86% Merlot, 8% Valdiguié, 4% Petite Sirah, 2% Malbec
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.69
  Total Acidity: 0.67 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 13.75% alcohol by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.4 g/100ml

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
The deeply colored 2012 vintage of Cypress Vineyards Merlot offers varietal aromas of blueberry, red currant and ripe plum, complemented by a bouquet of smoky dark chocolate. Valdigiué and Malbec lift the fruit signature of this roundly-textured blend. The comfortable palate weight finishes with sweet, soft tannin. This delicious wine pairs wonderfully with grilled portabello kabobs or barbecued short ribs. Enjoy in its youth, or cellar up to five years.

 Price: $10.00 750ml

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2011 Cypress Vineyards Merlot

VINTAGE
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 infl uence on the Central Coast winegrowing region is signifi cant, keeping coastal and inland valleys refreshingly cool at night, while preserving the grapes’ natural acidity and fl avor. For Cypress Vineyards Merlot, the 2011 vintage was characterized by high winter rainfall and was much cooler than normal. This Merlot required very little soil irrigation, and most blocks went the fi rst 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 fl avors resplendent in grapes grown in the Central Coast.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin:  Central Coast, California
Composition: 78% Merlot, 17% Syrah, 5% Malbec
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.69
  Total Acidity: 0.67g/100ml
  Alcohol: 13.87% alcohol by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.28 g/100ml

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
The 2011 Cypress Vineyards Merlot is garnet red in color with medium density. Fruit aromas of cherry and raspberry are complemented by a bouquet of toasted oak and dark chocolate. The inclusion of Syrah and Malbec in the blend lifts the fruit signature with a bit of hibiscus character. The round texture and comfortable weight of this wine is followed by a sweet, mature fi nish. 2011 Cypress Vineyards Merlot pairs wonderfully with beef fi lets in red wine sauce or barbecued ribs. This wine can be enjoyed in its youth or cellared up to fi ve years.

 Price: $10.00 750ml

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2010 Cypress Vineyards Merlot

The windswept Cypress tree, the unmistakable signature plant of California’s coastal terrain, owes its gnarled appearance to the maritime air’s persistent movement either inland or seaward.  The ocean’s influence on the Central Coast winegrowing region is significant – keeping coastal and inland valley’s refreshingly cool at night, while preserving the grape’s natural acidity and flavor.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin:  Central Coast
Composition: 8o% Merlot, 16% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petite Sirah.
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.68
  Total Acidity: 0.66g/100ml
  Alcohol: 13.72% alcohol by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.31 g/100ml

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
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.

 Price: $10.00 750ml

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2009 Cypress Vineyards Merlot

The windswept Cypress tree, the unmistakable signature plant of California’s coastal terrain, owes its gnarled appearance to the maritime air’s persistent movement either inland or seaward.  The ocean’s influence on the Central Coast winegrowing region is significant – keeping coastal and inland valley’s refreshingly cool at night, while preserving the grape’s natural acidity and flavor.


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The 2009 Cypress Vineyards Merlot

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