2016 Merlot (Ancient Peaks)
Ancient Peaks, Merlot, Paso Robles, CA 201688% Merlot, 12% Petite Sirah COFFEE, CHOCOLATE, MEDIUM BODIED, BLACKBERRY Heading toward Southern California, Paso Robles produces a totally different style of wine versus the north. Ancient Peaks, located just 14 miles from the Pacific ocean, holds the Margarita single vineyard surrounded by towering mountains, rich with fossilized soils and cool ocean breezes that temper the extreme heat, allowing the fruit to mature slowly and evenly. French and American oak round out the fruit finish on this mocha, blackberry and cherry cola Merlot. Serving Suggestion: Fresh herb and Mexican chocolate crusted lamb chops; Mushroom and lentil stew with cocoa powder; rotisserie chicken with tarragon and lemon pepper.