Merlot 2013

75CL

CA5265/2013

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The 2013 Golan Merlot displays appealing raspberry and mulberry fruit characters, with hints of orange peel, dried herbs and oak. This drinkable and flavorful Merlot presents a nice body and an agreeable finish.

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MERLOT 2013

The Wine

The 2013 Golan Merlot displays appealing raspberry and mulberry fruit characters, with hints of orange peel, dried herbs and oak. This drinkable and flavorful Merlot presents a nice body and an agreeable finish.

While ready to drink now, the 2013 Golan Merlot can be bottle-aged for three to five years from harvest. This food-friendly wine pairs wonderfully with roast beef, orange-roasted duck, or slow-smoked lamb spare ribs.

The Vintage

The early, wet winter preceding the 2013 harvest was followed by a warmish spring. While it looked like we were heading for an early vintage, the cool months of June and July led to the harvest starting about one week later than normal. The remainder of the season continued on the cool side. A wonderful feature of this growing period was a distinct lack of extreme weather, either hot or cold. The result was beautiful ripening, with harvest finishing exactly on time at the end of October. All in all, this was a great season with great wines.

The 2013 Golan Merlot is made entirely from Merlot fruit harvested from vineyards on the Golan Heights, an area shown to be a great fit for the Merlot variety. The wine aged in American oak barrels for five months. 

The Appellation

The Galilee (or Galil) is the most northern, and generally considered the best, appellation in Israel. The highest quality area within the appellation is the Golan Heights (or simply the Golan), the coldest region in Israel. The vineyards on this volcanic plateau rise from 400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level to 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) and receive snowfall in the winter. Golan Heights Winery is located in the town of Katzrin in the central Golan.

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Merlot 2013

The 2013 Golan Merlot displays appealing raspberry and mulberry fruit characters, with hints of orange peel, dried herbs and oak. This drinkable and flavorful Merlot presents a nice body and an agreeable finish.

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