2012 Chateau Julien Merlot Monterey County

WINEMAKING NOTES Aged for 14 months in 1- and 2-year-old French and American medium toast oak barrels after 12 days of warm, temperature-controlled fermentation on the skins. TASTING NOTES Forward fruit aromas of ripe plum, cherry and soft raspberry balance mild tannins and a hint of cedar. A full bodied palate with complexity through the finish. [+]