2002 Merlot
 

MERLOT VINEYARD is located near the northern end of the Napa Valley East of Calistoga, southwest of Palisades Mountains and west of Chalk hill. This 1 acre vineyard was planted in perfect well drain white rocky loamy soils in 1992; perfect conditions to produce this very high quality Merlot.


WINEMAKER: ALEX SOTELO

PRODUCTION: 98 CASES

RELEASE DATE: May 20, 2005

SUGGESTED RETAIL: $32

HARVEST DAY: September 8, 2002

BLEND: 100% MERLOT

BRIX AT HARVEST: 25.2

PH: 3.82

TA: 0.52

ALCOHOL: 13.72%

DESCRIPTION: Deep nose with layers of cherries, plumbs, cook strawberries. Explosive berry taste with some black cherries, milk chocolate and cassis. Very ripe tannins, mid to full body and plums and spices on the after taste.
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