LUXX Merlot
LUXX Merlot
LUXX Merlot
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LUXX Merlot

2018 – Medium to full bodied red wine

Slightly murky, just opaque garnet-to-brick; medium to full bodied. Herbaceous nose of tree bark with leather hints, brown and black earth well over plum & cherry. Dominated by earth and agricultural elements in the mouth-plum and cherry, with lip-smacking acidity temper the herbaceous black tea flavors, good weight, feel and structure.

$29.99 / bottle

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Sommology Pairings: LUXX Merlot

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Italian sausages, spaghetti and meatballs, baked ziti, meatloaf, cheeseburgers, jambalaya, bean dishes with smoked ham or chorizo, roast turkey, seared or blackened salmon, braised short ribs, dark chocolate, blueberry pie, dark chocolate covered fruit, dark chocolate covered espresso beans

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Quick Facts

Varietal
Varietal

75.03% Merlot, 11.24% Petite Sirah; 13.73% Cabernet Sauvignon 

Alcohol
Alcohol

13.4%

Vintage
Vintage

2018

Region
Region

California

Winemaking
Winemaking

Our base material Merlot was machine picked September 24, 2018, sorted, de-stemmed & crushed, followed by cold soaking, alcoholic fermentation, extended maceration, then malolactic fermentation. Pressing before starting aging in oenotanks early January 2019. Our Petite Sirah component was machine picked October 16 & October 23, sorted, de-stemmed & crushed, followed by cold soaking, alcoholic fermentation, extended maceration, then malolactic fermentation. Pressing before starting aging in oenotanks early January 2019. A portion of both Petite lots remained in stainless steel to preserve this fruit's freshness. Two small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot came from trusted growers known industry-wide for the price/value ratios of their wines temper the final blend's herbaceousness, bring out the Merlot varietal fruit a bit more and round out the wine's mid-palate. Final blend was assembled just prior to bottling.      

California

California

What people are saying about LUXX

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Gretchen Smutney
Jul. 20, 2020
Who says Merlot isn't a great wine?

I prefer my wine cold and either sweet or white. AND when I drink reds, it usually is not a Merlot. BUT, I would make an exception for Luxx every time. Bold, smooth and even better when you use an aerator. Pair this with a nice red sauce, a cheese and meat try and sit back and enjoy a relaxing evening around a bonfire, with friends!