2003 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: 172 CASES

RELEASE DATE: May 20, 2006

SUGGESTED RETAIL: $32

HARVEST DAY: September 14, 2003

BLEND: 100% MERLOT

BRIX AT HARVEST: 25.2

PH: 3.82

TA: 0.52

ALCOHOL: 13.72%

DESCRIPTION: Deep nose with layers of fresh cherries, plumbs, and strawberries. Explosive berry, some black cherries, milk chocolate and cinnamon taste. Very round ripe tannins, mid body with cherries and black berries after taste.
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