San Simeon Merlot 2013
San Simeon Merlot expresses rich flavors of blackberry and cassis. Aromas of black fruit greet the nose, while barrel aging contributes nuances of brown sugar and oak spice. Well-integrated tannins offer texture and plush mouthfeel. A small percentage of Petit Verdot was added for additional complexity. The dark berry and black plum notes pair well with grilled pork, braised meats, or cheeses.
San Simeon is a brand owned by San Antonio Winery. Located near the coastal town of San Simeon, the Riboli family's estate vineyards are focused within the renowned Paso Robles appellation. San Simeon Cabernet Merlot is a blend of several, steep hillside vineyards. This artisan wine is handcrafted in small lots. It gains vanilla and spice aromas from aging in primarily French oak barrels for at least 18 months.