MERLOTR.O’NEILL LATTA | 2020
Brent’s Pinot Vineyard
This merlot was picked in 99°F late Summer air from Brent Mayeaux’s Pinot Vineyard in Santa Cruz, California, on September 6, 2020. The grapes were stomped that day by foot and left on the skins for an 18 hour maceration before being pressed to stainless for settling. The juice was raised in glass and is the color of dark purple velvet with notes of bell pepper and a light hint of dusky smoke.
Mario Ayala is an artist based in Los Angeles, primarily working in painting and sculpture.