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The 2011 Kimmel Merlot comes from the "Bench" area in our Hillside Vineyard from vines 18 years of age and is 100% merlot. After fermentation, the wine is racked-off into new and used French Oak barrels for 18 months (on average) before bottling. The wine opens with red raspberry, chocolate covered cherries, boysenberry, plum and vanilla. On the palate the wine is integrated with sweet red cherry, cedar, dried herbs and finishes with a velvety finish.