Hayes Ranch - Merlot 2008 - Red Wine

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Hayes Ranch - Merlot 2008
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This Merlot comes from specially selected vineyards in California, where warm days, cool nights and a long growing season develop ripe, round fruit flavours. Each vineyard is sustainably farmed and harvested separately, fermented in upright fermenters, and "rack and return" was performed twice daily. Rack and return is the process of draining all of the free-run juice off the cap, then pumping the free-run juice back over the top of the fermenter. This method increases colour and tannin extraction and improves the mouthfeel through the integration of oxygen. Each blend was aged separately in neutral French and American oak.

This wine comes from Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay and is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera and Petit Verdot. The Merlot comes from three different mesoclimate vineyards throughout the Arroyo Seco appellation, allowing the wine to highlight an incredible blend of the area's grapes. Each blend was aged separately in French and American oak barrels.



Category(s):     Red Wine

Producer: Hayes Ranch   -   www.hayesranchwines.com/
ABV:   13.5%
Brand:   Hayes Ranch
Country of Origin:   USA
Grape Type:   Petite Sirah
Grape Type:   Merlot
Region:   Livermore Valley
Vintage:   2008

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Producer Information

Hayes Ranch premium California wines embrace the spirit of the American West. The Hayes family was a true California ranching family whose livelihood depended on the land. Today, the Wente Family carries on the Hayes family tradition, with 128 years of winemaking and wine growing history, crafting bright, delicious wines from premier California vineyards. We created these wines for your enjoyment, with a rancher'�s pride, from excellent quality grapes. The Hayes Ranch portfolio includes playful 'western' varietals that are as delicious as they are affordable

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