2021 Abbott Merlot



Not your typical Merlot when grown at extreme altitudes like ours. Surprisingly versatile food wine. Enchanting.

Interactive wine tastings video for this wine is coming soon!

Suggested Aromas: This wine shows dark berry, nutty notes, floral aspects with a bit of dried fruit, a hint of spice, supple acidity & velvety tannins on the palate.

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Winemaker Specs

Blend: 75% Abbott Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah

Fermentation: Cool, ten-day fermentation


Time aging in oak: 12 months, French Oak


Finish Alcohol: 13.5 %


Acid/pH: 3.25 pH


Production: 100 cases


Best time to drink:  Drinking beautifully now, and will continue through 8-10 years from the vintage date.


Vineyard: Abbott Vineyard


Elevation: 5,500 ft


Exposure: Flat, good exposure


Soil: Sandy loam, rocky


Vivác wines are proudly made Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan & we organically farm our vineyards!

Recipes & Pairings

FOOD PAIRING: Try this with Mole sauce, pepper steak or herb roasted potatoes.


Awards & Recognition

GOLD MEDAL AWARDED from Mondial des Vins Extremes (Aosta Valley, Italy OIV Competition)

SILVER MEDAL AWARDED from Berliner Wein Trophy Germany OIV Competition.

SILVER MEDAL AWARDED from San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition.

SILVER MEDAL AWARDED from Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.

2021 Abbott Merlot