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2017 La Passion de Legionnaire, Merlot

2017 La Passion de Legionnaire, Merlot
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/ 750ml
SKU: 2017-LEGIONNAIRE-750

While the mantle of history rests on the shoulders of generals and kings, it is lifted by the efforts of the anonymous faithful. Le Passion de Legionnaire places Merlot, the most significant confidant to Cabernet Sauvignon in center stage.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Vineyard(s)
Starlane Vineyard
On Elevage
Aged 10 months in 100% new French Oak barrels. Racked only for bottling.
On Fermentation
Fermented using native yeasts. Pressed at 4 brix into 7 new Cadus and Sylvan barrels to finish fermentation.
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Black pepper, dark chocolate, blackberry, blueberry and cinnamon
On Production
100% destemmed, cold soaked for 4 days. Pumpovers twice daily, until pressed to barrel. Battonnage daily for 5 months.
Other Notes
165 cases made.