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Winemaker's Notes:
Alcohol
14.5%
Fermentation
indigenous yeast
Harvest date
Sept. 17-Oct. 2nd, 2013
Sugar
24.5 ° average Brix at harvest
Bottling date
April 8, 2015
Release Date
January 2017
Total acid
5.6 g/L
pH
3.58
Time in oak
18 months
Type of oak
French oak
Blend
100% Merlot

2013 Merlot, Napa Valley

The Wine: This is a Cabernet loverís Merlot! Its bright flavors of strawberries, cherries, licorice and a hint of coffee are wrapped in a velvety texture that make your taste buds ask for more! The wineís firm tannins and vibrant acidity create the perfect partner with beef tenderloin, rack of lamb, duck and barbecued pork.

Vintage: The 2013 vintage was nearly perfect, with consistent sunshine and moderate temperatures. After a wet start to winter in 2012, spring was warmer than usual, triggering an early bud break and flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. Napa's typical warm days and cool nights created wonderfully flavorful grapes. We started harvesting about two weeks early than usual and never seemed to stop with grapes coming in at a steady pace.

Vineyard: This cool climate Merlot is grown in our vineyards in southern Napa Valley, within sight of the San Francisco Bay. We blended in a small amount of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from our warmer upper Napa Valley vineyards to craft a complex, balanced wine. Committed to natural winegrowing and sustainability, we farm our estate vineyards without artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides and they are certified organic.

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Store Home | Merlot | 2013 Merlot, Napa Valley

2013 Merlot, Napa Valley

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