Merlot2019

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Merlot

Established as one of the estate’s most important and consistent varietals, this classic Merlot is one of our most popular wines, for its very gratifying palate and food pairing manners. Supple, silky, yet with attractive tannic grip, the wine is forthcoming with luscious aromas and flavors which suggest it most frequently in everyday dining, and when a glass by itself is desired.

Year

2019

Cellar Life

4yrs

We will be celebrating the 2019 growing season for many years to come, for giving us white wines of great intensity and fragrance, and reds of unquestionably long age-worthiness. The whole season was ideal, from a frost-free spring with abundant moisture, to a summer with moderate rainfall and steady warm temperature building to extended, emphatic heat, with clear skies permitting optimum pacing of picking in the early fall.

Fermentation 5-7 days on the skins in stainless steel
Maceration 5-7 days
Composition Merlot 90%, Cabernet Franc 10%
Aging 7 months, used French oak barriques
Analysis Alcohol, 12.5%
Residual Sugars, 0.1%
Total Acidity, 0.51%

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