Patrimony

PatrimonyMERLOT

2021PATRIMONYMERLOT

Rich, opulent and deeply hued, the 2021 PATRIMONY Merlot displays sumptuous aromas of black cherry, plum, chocolate and sage with hints of toasted oak and baking spices. The palate is impeccably weighted, presenting generous layers of blackberry, plum, cocoa, graham cracker and cooked strawberry. Fresh acidity and soft tannins bring the wine to a long, velvety crescendo. A dazzling and definitive expression of Paso Robles Merlot that could only come from PATRIMONY Estate.

GROWING SEASON

The 2021 growing season was preceded by a dry winter, with only one large storm system that provided considerable rainfall in February. A period of light rain in July also replenished the soil with much-needed moisture. While the summer season was marked by periodic heat waves, the weather cooled down by mid-August and remained that way through harvest. This cooling trend allowed the fruit to enjoy exceptional hang time. In the end, low yields and small berries provided wines with fine balance and vivid varietal flavors.

Details

GLOBAL RELEASE
March 2024
VARIETIES
Merlot 100%
ALCOHOL
14.5%
COOPERAGES
Taransaud Ref. 102, custom made Jupille barrels.
√ČLEVAGE
27 months in 100% new French oak