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Brass Tacks Merlot 2012

Brass Tacks Merlot 2012

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Brass Tacks Merlot offers tasty red berry and ripe cherry fruit with hints of spice and vanilla from nicely integrated oak.

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RobertR - Very Light Central Coast Merlot
(Posted on 4/22/2014)
This California Central Coast Merlot, is quite light for a Merlot with light tannins and easy drinking. Not the fullbody expected from California Merlots but not sweet like most Pinot Niors. So when you are in the mood for a light Red Wine, this is the perfect choice. This goes well with roasts, lamb, grilled salmon, duck, curry dishes, and other light meat dishes.

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The 2012 Merlot was sourced from the Central Coast's Hames Valley AVA. High winds, dry days and ocean fog from the Pacific Ocean create a cool, long growing season, allowing the fruit to stay on the vine longer, leading to full, forward fruit flavors and ideal acidity. The wine was fermented in stainless steel and completed malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels, where it aged for 8 months prior to bottling.


Enjoy with pot roasts, lamb chops, grilled salmon, and duck.

Quintessential California Wines
Let’s get down to brass tacks, shall we? At Brass Tacks, we believe the essence of California wine is the fruit. Our winemaking starts in the vineyard, where we cultivate the unique characteristics of each varietal and vineyard. The results are wines that aren’t over-manipulated, allowing the personality of the fruit to shine through.

brass tacks (noun) - the most fundamental considerations; essentials; (usually used in the phrase “get down to brass tacks”).

Appellation : California, Central Coast

Alcohol : 12.5%

Varietal Grapes : Merlot

Vintage : 2012

Bottle Size : 750 ml