Folkway 2013 Merlot Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley
vineyard: Bien Nacido Vineyard
appellation: Santa Maria Valley AVA
production: 150 cases
oak: 40% new andsecond-yearheavy toast French oak, 60% used French
time in barrel: 24 months
varietal: 100% Merlot
Black cherry, anise, rosebuds, dark chocolate, and espresso notes brood om this wine like Valentine’s Day in a glass. Full-bodied, eshy, and opulent, this wine has long, smooth-grained tannins and a nish that you can taste for minutes a er your last sip.
Seared hangar steak, lasagna with béchamel sauce, curried lamb meatballs.