Sutter Home White Merlot

Region California, United States
Grape Merlot
Style Rosé
Brand Sutter Home Family Vineyards

Vineyard Information
Our White Merlot is crafted from Merlot grapes selected from premier vineyards in California’s cool, marine-influenced Delta region, where the fruit ripens slowly and evenly to produce wine that is soft and juicy with elegant structure and texture.

Winemaking
Sutter Home White Merlot isn’t a white wine at all, but a dark blush wine that’s made from red Merlot grapes. To achieve it’s bright, light red color, winemakers divide the grapes: one lot goes directly to press without crushing to minimize the extraction of color from the grape skins; the remaining lots are crushed and pressed, and have a dark red color. Winemakers then blend the juice together, giving the wine its unique and pretty color. To enhance the White Merlot’s fresh cherry flavors and vivid aromas, the wine is cold-fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Varietal: White Merlot
Vintage: 2012
Alcohol: 11.50%
T.A.: 0.65 g/100ml
PH: 3.15
RS: 3.95 g/100ml

Tasting Notes
Sutter Home White Merlot is flirty and fun—the kind of wine that makes you want to kick up your heels. Irresistible sweet cherry and berry aromas lead to ripe, juicy cherries and fresh raspberries doing the tango across the palate. With a rich, full texture, elegant structure, and luscious, lip-smacking finish.

When the Trinchero family bought the Sutter Home Winery in 1948, they had a vision, a passion, and apparently, an insight into consumer tastes. In the early 1970s, Sutter Home started a trend when the company created White Zinfandel, introducing a new, sweeter flavor profile. They changed the way Americans enjoyed wine by offering them high-quality varietals at an affordable price. By the 1980s and 1990s, Sutter Home became a household name and the second largest independent family-run winery in the United States.

But that was just the beginning. Sutter Home began producing Moscato long before it was “cool,” continuously staying one taste bud ahead of the consumer with new varietals such as Bubbly Pink Moscato and Red Moscato. And when “green” was just a color, Sutter Home introduced the wildly popular 187s in environmentally friendly, conveniently sized PET bottles.

Sutter Home began producing Moscato long before it was ‘cool,’ continuously staying one taste bud ahead of the consumer…

Sutter Home continued to reach beyond the bottle by launching one of the first breast cancer awareness programs in 2001. Through the Sutter Home for Hope® program, the company has raised nearly $1 million dollars toward breast cancer awareness and research. Then in 1990, the Build a Better Burger® recipe contest was born, demystifying the wine experience by pairing America’s favorite everyday meal with its favorite wine brand—Sutter Home. And with an exciting $25,000 grand prize, it continues to bring together burger and wine enthusiasts every year.

With a fresh new label, Sutter Home continues to reflect the evolution of the brand and its consumers. With over 20 different varietals to choose from in the Sutter Home portfolio, there’s a wine to suit every mood and every palate. We can’t wait to taste what’s next.

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