Amplify Wines NV 'Lightworks' Vol. 3 (Merlot Solera 2014-2018), Santa Ynez Valley
Item Number: 14008
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Santa Ynez Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Coquelicot Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Merlot
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.7
Viticulture: Certified Organic
About Solera: Solera is a Spanish method of producing wine, used predominantly in the production of sherry and Madeira. A solera is comprised of a set of barrels that are stacked and rotated to contain the wines of multiple vintages. Through this blending process, older wines are supplied with the nutrients of younger wines, enabling the development of yeasts and assuring consistency in flavor and alcohol.
Winemaking Notes: Now containing wine from 2014-2018, Lightworks has progressively gained more depth. Sourced from the organically farmed Coquelicot Vineyard, it remains 100% Merlot, expressed in a singular way. Lightworks is bottled without fining or filtration. Sulfur additions are minimal and applied only at bottling.
Tasting Notes: There has always been a distinctive saline/Nori wrapper note adding lots of umami on the palate, along with more classic aromatics of lightly roasted coffee, olive, and fresh green herbs. Aged entirely in neutral French oak, this is a pure expression of site, and endless loop of place, a wine to contemplate time while enjoying a great meal with loved ones.