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2016 Goosecross State Lane Merlot

2016 Goosecross State Lane Merlot

The 2016 State Lane Estate Merlot is one of the benchmark wines produced from the Goosecross estate property. It displays depth, balance, and elegance from the first to last glass. The nose displays Fresh cut violets, subtle anise, and tart raspberries. On the palate, the wine is clean, fresh, and complex showcasing ripe plum, blueberry, all spice, rose petal, and mocha. Bright acid is balanced throughout with fine tannin hitting mid palate that ties the entire wine and its complexity together. The 2016 Goosecross State Lane Merlot drinks beautifully now and will age gracefully for years to come.
$65.00 / Bottle
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WINE PROFILE:

Located in the heart of the Napa Valley, State Lane Vineyard is home to Goosecross. This special vineyard produces some of our most sought-after wines. We sit on a famed alluvial fan which is ideally suited for growing vines on the valley floor due to the free-draining soils. The soils and micro-climate provide us with balanced vine growth, from which our high-quality fruit stems. There are two blocks of Merlot planted on State Lane, each with a defined and unique characteristic allowing wines to be crafted with balance, finesse, depth and intrigue. Utilizing the fruit from both of our blocks of Merlot we made 4 separate picks, resulting in 4 ferments after 3-day cold soaks. Each lot was aged in a mixture of new and used French oak barrels. At blending we found that the structure of the 2016 Merlots was enhanced with a touch more of new oak percentage than in the past.